CV

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor and Director, Middle East Studies Center, American University in Cairo, July 2016 – July 2019
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2019
  • Visiting Scholar, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University, January – June 2017
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford, September – December 2016
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics, 2014-2015
  • Visiting Scholar, Centre d’Etudes de Relations Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po, Paris, July 2015
  • Visiting Research Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 2011

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • International Relations of/in the Middle East
  • Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean Politics
  • Muslim minority – state relations
  • Security and development studies

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Partner in successful grant application to enable academic exchange (staff mobility and student exchange) between AUC and the University of Salzburg, 2019
  • Professor mobility grant from EuroMeSCo for EU academic participation in a 2-day post-graduate student workshop I convened: “The EU, Middle East and Africa in the 21st Century”, American University in Cairo, 2019
  • European Union funding for an academic – policy project in Egypt, 2018
  • Faculty Research Award, 2018
  • Faculty Research Grant, AUC, 2017
  • Faculty Conference Grant, AUC, 2017
  • Travel Grant, Gulf Research Centre, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 
  • Conference Grant, Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics, 2015
  • “Mapping Foreign Policy in the GCC” Research Grant, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics, 2015
  • HRH Prince Alwaleed Al Saud Scholarship for travel to Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • British Institute of Persian Studies Travel Grant, 2010

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Middle East Studies Association
  • International Studies Association
  • British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Chatham House

LANGUAGES AND FIELD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Field research throughout the Middle East and North Africa (Palestine, Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, UAE, Qatar), with further research in Germany, Russia and USA
  • Languages: basic French and Arabic