This profile was current as of 2020, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Michelle Sawwan (Peace Studies and Sociology) is a Presidential Fellow. Her current research investigates patterns of public-sector job recruitment, and how they are impacted by dynamics of competition and conflict in ethnically diverse states. Her master's thesis focused on how the professional status and education level of Lebanese citizens affected levels of party activism in postwar Lebanon, and her dissertation topic deals with the dynamics of patronage, clientelism, and bureaucratic reform in postwar societies, as well as peace and conflict studies more broadly.