Ian M. Hartshorn, PhD is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.  His main interests are in comparative political economy, labor movements, and transnational migration.  His book, Labour Politics in North Africa: After the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, focuses on strategic decisions made by trade unions before, during, and after the Egyptian and Tunisian Revolutions of 2011.  His current research looks at securitizing and violent speech acts in the Middle East and religious response to refugee resettlement in the United States.
Ian received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Political Science and his BA from Bucknell University, majoring in Religion and Middle East Studies with a minor in Economics.  His research has been published by Political Research Quarterly, Global Governance, and Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” blog.