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Mark D. Hayward, Director 305 E. 23rd Street, Stop G1800 78712-1699 • 512-471-5514

Nicholas E. Reith

PRC Graduate Student Trainee M.A., Georgetown University

Nicholas E. Reith



With a professional background in international development in the Arab World, where he worked for five years with the United Nations Development Programme, Nicholas is currently a graduate student in the PhD Program in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Student Trainee at the Population Research Center.

His current research for his dissertation takes a quantitative sub-national look at the outbreak and spread of revolutions in the Arab Spring, particularly in Tunisia, and the demographic roots of these revolutions and subsequent Islamist electoral victories.

Other research has focused on World Polity and International Non-Governmental Organization networks or the role of religion in promoting pro-social values such as volunteering.

While at UT, he has gained proficiency in a number of methodological approaches, including:

-Multiple Regression
-Categorical Analysis
-Structural Equation Modeling
-Multi-level Modeling
-GIS and Spatial Analysis
-Network Analysis, and
-Data Visualization

Nicholas was previously a Fulbright Fellow in Damascus, Syria (2004-2005) and holds an M.A. in Arab Studies from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, as well as a B.A. in Religious Studies, French and Spanish from New York University, where he spent two years researching and studying in Paris and Madrid.

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