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The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Race/Sexuality Politics, and Social Militarization in Contemporary Egypt and Brazil

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Institute For Middle East Studies

Professor Amar’s research, publishing and teaching focus on the areas of state institutions, security regimes, social movements, and democratic transitions in the Middle East and Latin America, and trace the origins and intersections of new patterns of police militarization, security governance, race/sexuality politics, humanitarian intervention, and state restructuring in the megacities of the global south.


  • Paul Amar , Associate Professor in the Global & International Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has served as a journalist in the Middle East police-reformer in Brazil, and conflict-and-development specialist at the United Nations.