After growing up near Freiburg, Germany, I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the Queen's College, University of Oxford, graduating with a first class degree. After spending a year studying Arabic in Cairo, I completed an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, graduating top of my class, with a distinction.
In 2015, I started my PhD at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I have completed 14 months of fieldwork in Tunisia and Morocco, where is was a Scholar in Residence at the Hilary Clinton Centre for Women's Empowerment at Al-Akhawayn University. I have taught on International Development in the International Political Economy at LSE, and on The Political Economy of the Middle East at King's College.
I have published analyses on the Middle East and North Africa in a variety of journalistic outlets, am an advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tunisia in the House of Commons, and have briefed and advised government departments and embassies in the United Kingdom, Tunisia and Morocco.
I am currently based in Brighton, and will join the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex as a fellow in 2020.
For interest in collaboration, consultancy, or my CV, please contact me directly.