Welcome! I am Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin. My research examines resistance behaviour in the Arab world. Participants in this behaviour are typically overlooked by Western policymakers, and often repressed by their domestic rulers. In spite of their exposure to high risks, they engage in numerous resistance efforts at both collective and non-collective levels. My research sheds light on this behaviour by tracing the cognitive processes underlying their political choices, identified from ethnographic interviews and computational methods.