Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Politics, Middle Eastern Politics, International Relations, Transnational Social Movements, Computer-Mediated Political Communications, University Core
Joseph W. Roberts is an Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations and a 2010 Presidential Fellow at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Dr. Roberts is an inaugural Alwaleed Fellow for Oman for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (2015-2016). He was also a member of the RWU Fulbright-Hayes Egypt Fellowship in July 2011. He is currently the Treasurer of the Political Science Education section of the American Political Science Association and is very active in both the section and association.
Dr. Roberts book, How the Internet is Changing the Practice of Politics in the Middle East: Political Protest, New Social Movements, and Electronic Samizdat, was published in 2009 from Edwin Mellen Press. He has published in European Political Science and has several pieces in PS: Political Science and Politics on internationalizing the curriculum in political science and conflict and conflict resolution. He has also published in Periodica Islamica.