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Research Fellow at the research unit Democracy and Democratization, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

I am a researcher fellow at the WZB Berlin and the Global Public Policy institute. Further, I am a PhD candidate in political science at the Humboldt University Berlin.

My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international relations and regional studies on Middle Eastern politics & societies. I focus on authoritarianism, democratization, fieldwork safety and measuring academic freedom. 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 focusing on measuring Academic Freedom and developing science-based democracy promotion strategies.

From 2018 till 2019 I worked at Amnesty Internationals' German chapter at the Middle East Desk as a Human Rights advocacy officer in the Berlin office.


  • 2013–present
    Research fellow, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)
  • 2018–present
    Research fellow, Global Public Policy institute
  • 2018–2019
    MENA Desk coordinator , Amnesty International Germany


  • 2013 
    ETH Zürich, MA / International and Comparative Studies
  • 2011 
    University of Hamburg, BA in Political Science