Mark A. Tessler

Research Professor, CPS
Professor, LSA Political Science
Samuel J Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science
Mark A. Tessler


Mark Tessler specializes in Comparative Politics and Middle East Studies. He has studied and/or conducted field research in Tunisia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza). He is one of the very few American scholars to have attended university and lived for extended periods in both the Arab world and Israel. He has also spent several years teaching and consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of Dr. Tessler's scholarly publications examine the nature, determinants and political implications of attitudes and values held by ordinary citizens the Middle East. Dr. Tessler has also written extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.