Elizabeth R. Nugent studies the politics and political psychology of authoritarianism and religion in the Middle East. She is the author of After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition, published by Princeton University Press (2020). Other research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and World Politics.
Dr. Nugent holds a PhD and MA in politics from Princeton University as well as a BA in Arabic and an MA in Arab Studies, both from Georgetown University. She was previously an assistant professor of political science at Yale University, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Fulbright Fellow in Cairo, Egypt.
- Mai Hassan, Daniel Mattingly and Elizabeth R. Nugent. "Political Control." Annual Review of Political Science 25 (2022).
- Graeme Blair, Rebecca Littman, Elizabeth R. Nugent, Rebecca Wolfe, Mohammed Bukar, Benjamin Crisman, Anthony Etim, Chad Hazlett and Jiyoung Kim. "Trusted Authorities Can Change Minds and Shift Norms during Conflict." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.41 (2021).
- Elizabeth R. Nugent. After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition.Princeton University Press, 2020.
- Elizabeth R. Nugent. "The Psychology of Repression and Polarization." World Politics 72.2 (2020), 291-334.
- Sharan Grewal, Amaney Jamal, Tarek Masoud, and Elizabeth R. Nugent. "Poverty and Divine Rewards: The Electoral Advantage of Islamist Political Parties." American Journal of Political Science 63.4 (2019): 859-874.
- C. Christine Fair, Rebecca Littman, and Elizabeth R. Nugent. "Conceptions of Shari`a and Support for Militancy and Democratic Values: Evidence from Pakistan." Political Science Research and Methods 6:3 (2018), 429-448.
- 2018 Democracy and Autocracy Section Best Paper Award, American Political Science Association
- 2018 Honorable Mention for the Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award, American Political Science Association
- 2018 Honorable Mention for the Best Field Work Award, American Political Science Association
- 2022 Honorable Mention for the Luebbert Book Award for Best Book in Comparative Politics, American Political Science Association