Faculty Expert Profile
- Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Advanced International Studies
Adria Lawrence is the Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, a joint appointment by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Political Science Department at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS). She is a scholar of Middle Eastern and North African politics. She studies colonialism, nationalism, conflict, and collective action.
Her 2013 book, "Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire," won the 2015 J. David Greenstone Book Prize for best book in history and politics, given by the American Political Science Association's Politics and History Section; the 2015 L. Carl Brown Book Prize, given by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies; and the 2014 Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award, given by the American Political Science Association's Organized Section on International History and Politics. It was also named one of the best books of 2013 on Foreign Policy's Middle East Channel.
Lawrence's current work examines foreign rule and resistance in the colonial period and the contemporary Arab world.