Youssef Chouhoud - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Youssef Chouhoud

Department of Political Science - Honors Program

Youssef Chouhoud

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 365
(757) 594-7874


  • Ph D in Political Science and Int'l Relations, University of Southern California
  • MA in Political Science, Lehigh University
  • BA in History, Lehigh University


Middle East politics; comparative politics; democracy and democratization


Comparative political attitudes and behavior; religion, race, and ethnic politics; Muslim minorities in the West; survey methodology


Dr. Youssef Chouhoud is an Assistant Professor of Political Science affiliated with the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University. His research elaborates the determinants of support for core democratic norms by examining understudied groups and contexts. Dr. Chouhoud’s current project on political tolerance draws on original surveys, experimental data, and elite interviews in North Africa and the United States.

Prior to joining CNU, Dr. Chouhoud was a Provost’s Fellow at the University of Southern California, where he received his Ph.D. As a President’s Scholar, he earned his M.A. in Political Science at Lehigh University, where he also received a B.A. in History.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Curriculum Development Grant, Global Religion Research Initiative. (2019)
  • MENA Collaborative Grant, American Political Science Association. (2017)
  • Enhanced Research Fellowship, University of Southern California. (2016)
  • Mentored Teaching Fellowship, University of Southern California. (2015)
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