Short CV

Current Position

Since 09/2014: Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Institute of Political Science, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany


Academic Degrees

05/2016: PhD in Political Science (summa cum laude, with highest possible distinction), Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany; supervision by Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter and Prof. Dr. Dietrich Jung (University of Southern Denmark)

10/2008: Master of Science, Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

01/2007: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Bielefeld


Professional Experience

09/2014-12/2020: Co-director of the Israeli European Policy Network (IEPN)

01/2013-06/2014: Visiting Research fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Middle East and Africa Division, Berlin.

08-10/2012 / 10-11/2011: Visiting fellow, Democracy and Human Rights Program, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine

01/2010-12/2012: Research Assistant, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Middle East and Africa Division, Berlin.

03-08/2009: Diplomatic affairs trainee, Cabinet of the President of the European Commission, Brussels


Distinctions, Scholarships and Awards

10/2017: Research award of the Bundeswehr University Munich in recognition of outstanding academic achievements for the PhD dissertation

07/2017-11/2022: Member of the the Arab German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science (BBAW)

2011/2012: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Doctoral research scholarship

2007/2008: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Postgraduate studies scholarship

10/2007: London School of Economics and Political Science: Graduate Merit Award


Membership in Scientific Societies

Institute for World Society Studies, Bielefeld University

CrossArea e.V. – Association for Transregional Studies, Comparative Area Studies and Global Studies

Section „Norms and Changes in Global Politics“, Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

International Studies Association (ISA)International Political Sociology Section

European International Studies Association (EISA)

Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)

Arbeitskreis ‚Soziologie der Internationalen Beziehungen‘ der DVPW

Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)


Academic Reviewing Activities

International Political Sociology

Review of International Studies

International Affairs


Global Studies Quarterly

Mediterranean Politics

Palgrave Communications


Consultancy Work

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)


Evangelische Stadtakademie München



German: mother tongue

English: fluent

French: good

Arabic: extended knowledge

Russian: basic knowledge