This was taken during the 2014 parliamentary elections in Tunis. It shows a high school that served as a polling station for the elections.
I am a political science researcher and PhD candidate, a freelance journalist, photographer and moderater, as well as political analyst, communications officer and consultant interested in political developments in the MENA Region, Authoritarianism, Democracy, Refugees, Mobilization, Repression, Democratization, Academic Freedom, Foreign Policy, Political Violence, Security issues and Human Rights.
My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international relations and regional studies on Middle Eastern politics & societies. In my dissertation I explore the impact of protests on elite perceptions and decision-making in authoritarian regimes in Morocco and Egypt during 2011.
Currently I follow recent developments of democratization or restoration in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria. I am broadly interested in the political dynamics in the Middle East and the foreign policy of European and North American governments towards the region in a global and changing regional context.
Since June 2016 I manage the WZB's Democracy Blog and the attached social media accounts as the communications and outreach officer of the research unit on democracy and democratization.
Resarch fellow and communications officer at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Research Unit: Democracy and Democratization
PhD Candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Social Sciences
Faculty for Social Sciences
Humboldt University Berlin
Program Associate at the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies – Europe in the World programme
Visiting Doctoral Student at the Department of Political and Social Sciences