Carolyn Barnett is an adjunct fellow with the Middle East Program at CSIS and a Ph.D. student in the Politics Department at Princeton University, where she researches the comparative politics of the Middle East. She was a research fellow with the CSIS Middle East Program from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Barnett earned an M.Sc. in Middle East politics and an M.A. in Islamic studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where she studied as a Marshall scholar. She also spent a year as a graduate fellow in the Center for Arabic Study Abroad program at the American University in Cairo on a Fulbright scholarship. Ms. Barnett holds a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is a former editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.