I am an assistant professor of political science with a focus on radicalisation and violence research. My current work focuses on political violence in the Arab world. I am particularly interested in (interactions among) armed non-state actors as well as state violence in the form of military interventions. In my research, I try to analyse regional dynamics against the backdrop of a (liberal) world order in transformation. Based on empirically sound work, I have a particular interest in theory-building and critical normative reflection.
In the discipline of Conflict Studies and International Relations, many Europeans investigate the MENA region. I have, however, rarely exchanged with Arab colleagues who analyse German foreign policy or societal conflicts. I joined AGYA with the hope of changing that and look forward to collaborating with fellow members on problems in the Arab world, Germany, and Europe. Analysing these phenomena from a truly mixed perspective in research, publishing, and teaching is one of my main goals.
|2020 - today||Assistant Professor of Political Science, with a Focus on Radicalisation and Violence Research at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt|
|2020 - today||Head of the Research Group on Terrorism at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt|
|2016 - 2020||Research Associate at Helmut Schmidt University / the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg|
|2018||Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge with a Research Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)|
|2017||PhD in Political Science at Helmut Schmidt University/the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg|
|2012 - 2016||Research Associate at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg|
|2014 - 2015||Doctoral Fellow at the Orient Institute Beirut|
|2011 - 2012||Research Associate at the Munich School of Philosophy|
|2006 - 2012||M.A. Studies in Political Science, Philosophy, and Mathematics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München|
|2009 - 2010||M.A. Studies in International Relations and International Security at Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) Paris|