Calvert W. Jones is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Government & Politics, having previously served as an Assistant Professor at the City College of New York (CUNY). She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2013, focusing on comparative politics, the Middle East, and mixed methods. Her current research examines new approaches to citizen-building in the Middle East, with an emphasis on goals, mechanisms, and outcomes in state-led social engineering efforts. She is completing a book manuscript called Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for a Global Market Era. Peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Security, Intelligence and National Security, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and First Monday. She also holds an MPhil in international relations from Cambridge University, a master's degree in information management and systems from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in philosophy and computer science.