Tarek Masoud is a professor of public policy and the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is also faculty chair of the Middle East Initiative. His research focuses on political development in Arabic-speaking and Muslim-majority countries.
He is the author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform with Jason Brownlee and Andrew Reynolds (Oxford University Press, 2015). He is a 2009 Carnegie Scholar, a trustee of the American University in Cairo, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, and the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros foundation, among others.
He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University.