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, consultant and political analyst interested in Human Rights, Democratization, Authoritarianism and Academic Freedom and Fieldwork safety.
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.
In 2023 I joined the Center for Applied Research in partnership with the Orient in Bonn (CARPO) as an associate fellow. Consulting the Federal German Mimnistry for Development Cooperation (BMZ). For more information check out my profile on their website.
Since 2019 I am associated with the Global Public Policy institutes' (GPPi) team working on projects related to Human Rights and Democracy. To find out more about my work at the GPPi check out my profile on their website.
From 2018 till 2019 I joined Amnesty Internationals' German chapter at the Middle East Desk as a Human Rights advocacy officer in the Berlin office.
Between 2016 and 2019 I managed the WZB's Democracy Blog and the attached social media accounts as the communications officer of the research unit on Democracy and Democratization. In this line of work I have also started a political science podcast: the WZB Democracy Podcast, in which I talk (mainly in german) with colleagues from comparative politics and international relations on issues such as political parties, democracy, elections or political regimes and transition processes.
You can reach me at:
Non Resident Fellow
Human Rights and Democracy Team
Faculty for Social Sciences
Humboldt University Berlin
Former Resarch Fellow
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Research Unit: Democracy and Democratization
Former Middle East and North Africa Desk officer
Sektion der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.
Zinnowitzer Straße 8