Jeannie Sowers is a professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the University of New Hampshire. Her research explores political and environmental change in the Middle East and North Africa and the impacts of war on civilians and ecosystems. Her publications include Environmental Politics in Egypt: Experts, Activists, and the State, Modern Egypt: What Everyone Needs to Know, The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, and a number of articles and book chapters. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and has held postdoctoral appointments at Harvard University and Oxford University. She served on the editorial board of Middle East Report and is currently on the editorial board of Global Environmental Politics.