AGYA Member

Irene Weipert-Fenner

Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Politics of the MENA, Authoritarian Regimes, Political Transformation, Democratization, Political Institutions, Social Movements, Contentious Politics


About me

I’m a senior research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). I currently co-direct an international research project on ‘Struggles over Socioeconomic Reforms: Political Conflict and Social Contention in Egypt and Tunisia post 2011 in Interregional Comparison’, carried out in cooperation with the Arab Forum for Alternatives (AFA), an Egyptian think tank, and the University of Sfax in Tunisia. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Goethe University Frankfurt. In 2019, I  served as a visiting professor of Middle Eastern Politics at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.  

My main areas of interests are authoritarian regimes, democratization, and social movements in Egypt and Tunisia. I have worked on authoritarian political institutions, mainly parliaments, on labor and trade unions as well as unemployed activism. (Picture by HSFK/Ralf Schöneberger)


Current projects


Academic Career

 

2019 (April – August)

 
 

Visiting Professorship, Philipps-University, Marburg, Middle Eastern Politics

 
 

2014 - today

 
 

Project Director, Senior Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Research Department Intrastate Conflict

 
 

2013 - 2015

 
 

Postdoc Position, Philipps-University, Marburg, Research Network ‘Re-configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa’, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies

 
 

2009 - 2013

 
 

Ph.D. in Political Science, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

 
 

2008 - 2009

 
 

Lecturer, Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, Middle East Department, Arabic and Islamic Studies

 
 

2008

 
 

M.A. Political Science, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

 

Selected Publications


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Contact

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)

Baseler Straße 27-31 60329 Frankfurt

+49 699 591 0471
Weipert-fenner(at)hsfk.de

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