Samer Abboud

Associate Professor, Global interdisciplinary studies
villanova University

Samer Abboud is Associate Professor of Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University and co-coordinator (with Omar Dahi) of the Critical Security Studies in the Arab World Working Group of the ACSS. He is the author of Syria (Polity, 2018) and (with Benjamin Muller) of Rethinking Hizballah: Authority, Legitimacy, Violence (Ashgate, 2012). In addition to publishing book chapters, Samer has published in journals such as Security Dialogue, Middle East Policy, Arab Studies Quarterly, and The International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies. He is currently pursing two parallel research projects. The first inquires into the organizing structure of counterinsurgency in Syria, while the second explores how civilian supply needs and logistics during the Second World War produced the impetus for the creation of new colonial geographies for the management and control of populations through regional organizations.


-Abboud, Samer N. Syria. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

-Abboud, Samer N., and Benjamin J. Muller. Rethinking Hizballah: Legitimacy, Authority, Violence. Routledge, 2016.

-Abboud, Samer N., and Benjamin J. Muller. "Geopolitics, insecurity and neocolonial exceptionalism: A critical appraisal of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon." Security Dialogue 44, no. 5-6 (2013): 467-484.