Sara Ababneh is an assistant professor at the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, the coordinator of the internship program and the coordinator of the Arab Barometer. In Fall 2013, Ababneh taught a masters course in International Relations Theory at the Faculty of International Studies and Political Science at the University of Jordan. In addition, she has taught courses on Gender Politics in the Arab World to study abroad students at the CIEE in the past and was the faculty host of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Seminar entitled “Jordan: Women and Gender in Light of the Arab Spring” in the summer of 2013. After receiving a BSc in Politics and Economic from Earlham College and an MScEcon in International Politics, at the University of Wales, Aberystywth, Ababneh obtained her DPhil in Politics and International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford in 2009. She wrote her dissertation on female Islamists in Hamas in occupied Palestine and the Islamic Action Front in Jordan. Currently Sara is studying the popular Jordanian protest movement (al hirak al shabi al urduni), the Jordanian Personal Status Law and EU-Jordanian Relations.