Amanda Garrett is Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Politics at Georgetown University in Qatar. She specializes in comparative and international politics, with a focus on the implications of migration and ethnic diversity in advanced democracies.
Professor Garrett’s work has examined the domestic consequences of international immigration and integration, the determinants of ethnic violence, the political incorporation of minorities, and the role of Islam in Western societies. Building on the research from her Ph.D. dissertation, When Cities Fight Back: Minorities, Local Politics, and Conflict in Europe, her current book project continues to examine the conditions under which religious or ethnic minorities engage in violent conflict as a means of political expression in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Prior to joining GU-Q, Professor Garrett was lecturer in comparative ethnic politics and conflict at Harvard University, and a visiting research scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. She was also a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a visiting researcher at Sciences Po, and an International Parliamentary Fellow at the German Bundestag in Berlin. Her research has been supported by the State Department’s Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowships Program, the National Science Foundation’s Multidisciplinary Program for Inequality and Social Policy, and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Her Ph.D. dissertation in government, completed at Harvard University, received the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association in 2014.