Christiana Parreira is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Stanford University. She earned her B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University in 2013. Her research focuses on how informal institutions and social networks shape local political competition and welfare outcomes, focusing on contemporary Lebanon. Her dissertation project uses a multi-method research design to explain patterns of clientelism and service provision across Lebanese municipalities. She is also an affiliated scholar of the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut, and a research consultant for the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies and the Synaps Network. Publications

Recent publication authored by Christiana include:

- “Lebanon’s National Politics in the Face of a Changing Region” (2015) Project on Middle East Political Science, Rethinking Nation and Nationalism Study Series.