Department of Political Science

Jill Crystal

Jill Crystal Curtis O. Liles III Endowed Professor
7008 Haley Center
(334) 844-6212

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Professor Jill Crystal received her PhD from Harvard University. She specializes in comparative politics with an emphasis on Middle Eastern politics. She is the author of two books on the Gulf: Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar and Kuwait: The Transformation of an Oil State. Her research interests include Gulf politics, authoritarianism and democratization, and police and law. She teaches a variety of courses (undergraduate and graduate) on Middle Eastern politics and on comparative politics and public policy.

Last Updated: April 07, 2021