MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Prof. Lindsay Benstead
Biography

Lindsay J. Benstead is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University. She is a Fellow in the Middle East Program and the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2018-2019). She is also a Research Fellow in the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California, Affiliated Scholar in the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) at the University of Gothenburg and Yale University, and Contributing Scholar in the Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program at Rice University. She served as Kuwait Visiting Professor at SciencesPo in Paris (fall 2016). Benstead has conducted surveys in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Jordan and contributes to the Transitional Governance Project. Her research on women and politics, public opinion, and survey methodology has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Governance, and Foreign Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and served as a doctoral fellow at Yale University and a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University. For more on her research, see https://pdx.academia.edu/LindsayBenstead.

Qualifications
Doctorate, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Current or most recent Employer

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Middle East Studies Center

Portland State University
Time in Post - 11

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Economics, Evaluation research, Government, Political science, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy

Contact Info

benstead@pdx.edu

5037258278

506 SW Mill Street 650 CUPA Portland, OR
Social Media

@lindsaybenstead (Twitter)

Public Profiles

https://pdx.academia.edu/LindsayBenstead

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Governance (National) ( 15 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 6 years )

Public Policy ( 15 years )

Education policy ( 1 years )

Family policy ( 12 years )

Gender equality

Economic development ( 10 years )

Conflict & Security ( 5 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 7 years )

Refugees ( 2 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Poverty/deprivation measurement

Inequality

Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Education policy

Family policy

Gender equality

Health policy (Including health insurance)

Social care

Social protection

Social safety nets

Economic development

Conflict & Security

Engagement

Academic publications
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21520844.2019.1580085

Academic conferences
https://pdx.academia.edu/LindsayBenstead

Social Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAFQiBO4RLQ

Policy Reports
https://pdx.academia.edu/LindsayBenstead

Policy Briefs
https://pdx.academia.edu/LindsayBenstead

Blog(s)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/06/tunisia-more-women-office-can-make-all-difference/?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer833dd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=.6e5df9e94ad8

Other
Survey methodology and interviewer training in developing countries