Major: Political Science
Sponsor: Fikry and Dorria Fahmy Fund
Youssef Chouhoud is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science and International Relations program at the University of Southern California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in History at Lehigh University where, as a President’s Scholar, he went on to complete a master’s degree in Political Science.
As a Provost’s Fellow at USC, Youssef’s research interests include political psychology, survey methodology, and comparative democratization. His current projects examine American Muslim political attitudes and behavior, while his dissertation maps the determinants of political tolerance following the breakdown of autocratic rule.
Youssef’s articles on American Muslim affairs and Middle East politics appear regularly on MuslimMatters, where he serves as a contributing editor. A recent alumnus of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), Youssef remains active in the Muslim community at USC and in the greater Southern California area.