Shana Marshall is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and associate director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She is the current chair of the editorial committee of the Middle East Research & Information Project/MERIP and part of the Arab Studies Institute’s Political Economy Project. She is a member of the Forum on the Arms Trade and the financialization & militarization working group with Security in Context. Her primary interests include the global military industrial complex, U.S. foreign policy, and the political economy of militaries in the Middle East. Her current research examines the role of private equity and venture capital in the expansion and transformation of weapons production. Marshall’s work has been published by The Middle East Report, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Policy, Jadaliyya, the Carnegie Middle East Center, and in various edited volumes. Dr. Marshall earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland-College Park. Prior to joining GW, she held fellowships at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.