Laila Sorurbakhsh, PhD
Laila Sorurbakhsh received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston with specializations in Comparative Politics, American Politics and Quantitative Methods. Her dissertation, entitled “Feedback in the EU Advocacy System,” studies how institutional, environmental, and structural changes to the European Union have impacted interest group populations via their levels of competitiveness and survivability. Laila has published works in European Political Science and Interest Groups & Advocacy, which includes original research gathered through interviews with advocacy groups in Brussels, Belgium. Prior to joining the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University as an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Master's of International Policy and Practice Online, Laila held faculty and leadership positions at University of West Los Angeles, University of Missouri-Columbia, American University, and University of Houston-Downtown. Laila is newlywed with fellow political scientist, Leonardo Antenangeli. They live happily in the DC area with their two dogs, Apollo and Soprano.