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Profile Emily Wills

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Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

University of Ottawa

Prof Emily Regan Wills  


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Emily Regan Wills is an associate professor of comparative politics at the University of Ottawa. She is the co-director of the Community Mobilization in Crisis project, which develops and implements innovative multilingual digital pedagogical tools for teaching community mobilization skills in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Her first book, Arab New York: Politics and Community in the Everyday Lives of Arab Americans was published by NYU Press in 2019. Her articles have appeared in Contention, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Constellation, and Middle East Journal, among others.

Her current work focuses on the effects of transnational linkages between Middle East and North America on everyday politics in the Arab world, with a particular focus on Palestinian transnationalism.


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