My research focuses on urban social relations around the Mediterranean tackling rather broad questions: How do people who live in urban areas give meaning and value to their lives? What shapes their participation in city-making? How is this changing within multi-scalar relations (local, city-wide, national, transnational, global). What can we learn by thinking comparatively about these processes? My recent field sites include Marseille in France, Oran in Algeria and Tangier in Morocco.
I am keen to learn from and collaborate with scholars exploring societal transformation in Arabic-speaking cities around the Mediterranean and beyond.
I am particularly interested in working with those developing urban analysis from a non-Western perspective and I wish to work with and learn from colleagues to develop collaborative comparative perspectives on societal changes and challenges that go beyond north/south binaries.
|2019 - today||Post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Sociology, University of Tübingen, Germany|
|2018 - 2019||Lecturer, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Marseille School of Architecture, Marseille, France|
|2016 - 2017||Post-doctoral fellow, Institut d’ethnographie méditerranénne, européenne et comparative (CNRS-IDEMEC), Aix-Marseille University, France|
|2009 - 2016||Doctoral research, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK|
|2012 - 2013||Research assistant, “Cityscalers” research project, University of Vienna, Austria|