June 14, 2021

Amaney Jamal, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, has been named dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Jamal is a longtime Princeton faculty member, whose research and teaching focuses on the Middle East and North Africa, political development and democratization, inequality and economic segregation, Muslim immigration in the United States and Europe, and issues related to gender, race, religion and class.

She has served in numerous leadership roles on campus, including as chair of the Department of Politics Ad-Hoc Committee on Race and Diversity and as a member of the Dean of the Faculty Committee on Diversity. Jamal also directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development and the Bobst-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative.

Among her many awards and fellowships, Jamal was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020, received the distinguished Kuwait Prize for the field of economics and social science in 2019, and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2005.

“Amaney Jamal is a brilliant political scientist, a superb University citizen and a leader respected by her peers,” President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. “As the Director of the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and throughout her distinguished career, she has produced and supported high quality scholarship that tackles pressing issues in public and international affairs from a variety of perspectives. I am delighted that she has agreed to be our next dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.”