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PhD Candidate in the Division of Social Sciences, London South Bank University

Zainab Younes is a PhD candidate at the Division of Social Sciences at LSBU, specialising in International Relations, with a regional focus on the Middle East. Her research explores foreign intervention and soft power in Lebanon. Before begining her PhD, she was a Beriut,-based researcher and commentator on political affairs relevant to the region. She has a Politics and History degree from SOAS, and her wider research interests include the politics and history of the Levant, great power politics, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, London South Bank University


  • 2020 
    Birkbeck College, MA Linguistics and TESOL
  • 2018 
    SOAS, University of London, BA Politics and History