I am a senior research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), where I co-direct the international research project ‘Struggles over Socioeconomic Reforms: Political Conflict and Social Contention in Egypt and Tunisia post 2011 in Interregional Comparison’ , carried out in cooperation with the Egyptian think-tank Arab Forum for Alternatives and the University of Sfax in Tunisia. My main research interests include authoritarian regimes, democratization, as well as protests and social movements in Egypt and Tunisia. My previous research has dealt with authoritarian political institutions, particularly parliaments, as well as labour and trade unions and unemployed activism.
AGYA offers fascinating possibilities to enlarge my networks with colleagues from the MENA region, to create new projects in interdisciplinary teams, and to think outside of the box and engage in new forms of exchange beyond traditional academic settings.
|2019 - 2020||Mentee in the Leibniz Association Mentoring Program for Outstanding Female Researchers, Germany|
|2019||Visiting Professor in Middle Eastern Politics, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany|
|2014 - today||Project Director and Senior Research Fellow, Intrastate Conflict Research Department, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)|
|2013 - 2015||Postdoc Position in the Research Network ‘Re-configurations: History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa’, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany|
|2014||Dissertation Award, German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO)|
|2009 - 2013||Ph.D. in Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany|
|2008 - 2009||Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Middle East Department, Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany|
|2008||M.A. in Political Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany|
- AGYA Publications
- Go local, go global: Studying popular protests in the MENA post-2011
- Working Groups
- Dynamics of Transformation
- Energy, Water and Environment
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Member in Charge of the Working Group 'Transformation'
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Life as Politics by Asef Bayat
Unterleuten by Juli Zeh