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 the Human Rights situation in Foreign Affairs, the MENA Region, Authoritarianism, Democracy & Democratization, Protest & Repression and Academic Freedom.
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 2019 I joined the Global Public Policy institutes' team working on topics realted to Human Rights and Democracy.
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.
Since June 2016 I manage 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 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:
Human Rights and Democracy Team
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Research Unit: Democracy and Democratization
Middle East and North Africa Desk officer
Sektion der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.
Zinnowitzer Straße 8
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