Research Interests: Civil rights and justice systems, democratization efforts, Islam
Lennon graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2016 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Arabic Language and Culture. He wrote his senior thesis on development in Palestine and the U.S. role in the Oslo Accords. Following graduation, Lennon taught English in Madrid before receiving a year-long fellowship from Vassar to study Modern Standard Arabic in Rabat, Morocco. Vassar has also sponsored Lennon’s studies in Amman, Jordan, and China. As a MAAS student, Lennon is studying Arabic language and literature, history, and Islam. This summer he will be interning with an organization in Tunisia focused on studying Islamic and democratic political thought.