Tristan James Mabry, PhD, is a political scientist at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. He is a specialist in the comparative politics of nationalism and ethnic conflict, with a special interest in the politics of language. Dr. Mabry came to NPS in 2009 from the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Previously, Dr. Mabry taught in the joint Peace and Conflict Studies Programat Bryn Mawr Collegeand Haverford College. His first career was in journalism, as a writer and producer for CNN, and as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
"An entirely original and important contribution to the study of nationalism, this book brings together a broad range of ideas about ethnicity, language, and religion and deftly weaves together an elegant theory that not only explains why some Muslim societies choose to turn toward or away from fundamentalism but what to do about it." -- John A. Hall, James McGill Professor in Sociology, McGill University