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Tamirace Fakhoury

Associate Professor of Political Science, Aalborg University

Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University in Denmark (AAU). She is also the Scientific advisor to the Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po in Paris (2020-2022). Prior to joining AAU, Tamirace was an Associate Professor at the Lebanese American University and the director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR). From 2012 until 2016, she was a visiting Assistant Professor in the summer sessions at the University of California in Berkeley.

Tamirace is currently a co-investigator in the multidisciplinary GCRF-funded project “Rights for Time” network which looks into shifting the possibilities for humanitarian protection through research on how time conditions war and displacement. From 2014 until 2016, she was a principal co-investigator on the project funded by the Dutch Research Council "Syrian refugees’ justice concerns and access to formal and informal justice in Lebanon".

She earned the Jean Monnet postdoctoral fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. In fall 2018 and summer 2019, she was a visiting research fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research where she carried out a project on the European Union’s role in the multi-level governance of migration and displacement.

Tamirace is an associate editor of The Journal of Deliberative Democracy, and a co-editor of Global Trends. She is also on the editorial board of Refugee Survey Quarterly and Development Policy Review and on the advisory board of Comparative Migration Studies and Mediterranean Politics.

In terms of policy engagement, she is a founding member of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) at Rutgers University, and a core member of the UNHCR network on displacement in the Middle East.

Her research and publication areas are: migration and refugee governance in conflict areas; international responses to forced migration; norm contestation in the international system; the European Union’s external migration policy; and power-sharing and ethno-sectarian conflicts.

In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, hiking, and going to the theater.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Political Science and International Affairs , Lebanese American University