Sheila Carapico

Sheila Carapico
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ACW Position

Member of the Academic Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise

Middle East studies, Yemen, democracy and activism, comparative and international politics, international development policy,



Sheila Carapico

Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond

Dr. Sheila Carapico is a Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia, where she also serves as International Studies Concentration Advisor and Senior Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Programs. She taught at the American University in Cairo in 2010, the spring semester of 2011, and the spring of 2013. Carapico is the author of Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia (Cambridge University Press, 1998), in addition to several book chapters. More recently, she edited a volume entitled Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf (Just World Books, 2016). She received the Distinguished Educator Award in 1991 and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 1993. Carapico holds a PhD from State University of New York at Binghamton.