Fields of expertise
Middle Eastern politics and societies
Identities and collective memory
2017 – present: Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, Tampere Peace Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland. Project title: Politics of belonging among young people from conflict generated diasporas in Finland and Canada.
2016-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University de Montréal (QC), Canada. Project title: “Leaving violence behind? An ethnography of diasporic youth from post-conflict societies”. Supervisor: Prof. Marie-Joëlle Zahar.
2013 - 2015: Researcher at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere.
2014: Doctor of Social Sciences, Major in Peace and Conflict Research, Grade: Eximia cum laude approbatur (19.02.2014). School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland/Aix-Marseille University, France.
2020: “Cartographies of Encounters: Understanding conflict transformation through a collaborative exploration of youth spaces in Beirut”, Political Geography, vol. 76, Online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102093.
2019: “Diasporas and Conflicts – Understanding the Nexus”, co-authored with Élise Féron, Diaspora Studies, vol. 12 (1), pp. 34-51.
2019: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: narrating social bonds and boundaries in contemporary Lebanon”. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 46 (4), pp. 663-680.
2018: “Dynamics of Engagement among Youth in Arab Mediterranean Countries”, co-authored with Henri Onodera, Karim Maïche and Sofia Laine, Journal of North African Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2018.1547197 [Electronic version].
2017: “A confined youth? Lived space and shifting boundaries in Beirut”. Middle East – Topics &Arguments, Issue #9, “Youth”, edited by Christoph H. Schwarz, Anika Oettler (Publication date: Fall 2017).
2017: “The art of bypassing: students’ politicization in Beirut”, Mediterranean Politics, vol. 22 (3), pp. 407-425.
2017: “'Achrafiyeh Invaded'. The Politics of Fear in a Visual Representation of the Lebanese Factionalism” in Kia Lindroos & Frank Möller (eds.), Art as a Political Witness, Budrich Academic Publishers (ISBN: 9783847405801), pp. 139-160.
2015: “Michel Aoun, ‘Patriarch of the Christian Street’: Leadership, Affect, and the Politics of Communalization in Lebanon”, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, no. 8, 1, pp. 102-123.