Visiting Doctoral Fellow
Visiting Doctoral Fellow, September 2018 - March 2019
Sean Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. His dissertation focuses on sectarian and ethnic minority communities in the Levant during times of civil war. Through interviews, focus groups and archival sources, he traces the decision-making processes of Armenian and Druze communities during the Lebanese civil war (1975 – 1990) and Kurdish and Druze communities in the current conflict in Syria (2011 to the present). He received MA degrees from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and from the Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle. He has carried out field research in Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo.