Kim Guiler

Kim Guiler

Nonresident Scholar


Kim Guiler is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in comparative politics and methodology, with a focus on the Middle East. She is expected to obtain her Ph.D. in summer 2020. Guiler is also a visiting instructor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and a former research fellow with the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2018-2019).

During the spring 2016 semester, Guiler was a visiting scholar at Ecole Supérieure de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information in Tunis, Tunisia. During the 2014-2015 academic year, she was a visiting researcher in the Department of International Relations at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests include political psychology and voting behavior; religion and politics; Islamist movements; hybrid regimes; and survey, experimental and qualitative methodologies. Her work is forthcoming and has been published by the journal Mediterranean Politics, and she has contributed to the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, among other outlets.

Guiler's research has been supported by the Boren Fellowship, the Department of Education, the Project on Middle East Political Science and the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a first-generation college student and holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Florida.

Contact her at or (713) 348-5195.