Farid Senzai is an assistant professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University, where he teaches courses on US foreign policy and Middle East politics. He is a former fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and a research analyst at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as a consultant for Oxford Analytica and the World Bank. Senzai is on the board of directors at the Central Asian Institute and has been an advisory board member at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, where he contributed to several national and global surveys on Muslim attitudes. His publications include Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (2013) and Educating the Muslims of America (2009, with Yvonne Haddad and Jane I. Smith). Senzai received his M.A. from Columbia University and Ph.D. from Oxford University.