Dr. May Darwich


  • Kurzer Lebenslauf

    • Since 2020: Associate at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

    • Since 2020: Lecturer in International Relations of the Middle East at the University of Birmingham

    • 04/2018 - 07/2018: Visiting Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

    • 2016 - 2019: Lecturer in International Relations of the Middle East and/or the Muslim World in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

    • 2014 - 2015: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

    • 2011 - 2015: PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, Politics & IR Department (Thesis Working Title: Threat Perception and Alliance Choice in Middle East International Relations: The Cases of Syria and Saudi Arabia)

    • Education: MA of International Politics, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, Science Po Bordeaux, France; BA, Political Science (minor: Economics), Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt

    • Awards and Scholarships: Scholarship of the Arab-British Chamber Commerce Charitable Foundation (2012-2013), Global Supplementary Grant, the Open Society Foundation (2011-2012), Bernard Crick Fellowship, University of Edinburgh (2011-2012), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie Masters Scholarship (2009-2010), French Government scholarship (2009-2010), Mohamed Farid Khamis Foundation Scholarship for academic achievement (2005-2009)


    Aktuelle Forschung

    • Foreign Policy Analysis of Middle Eastern States

    • The Interplay Identity and Power in Middle East International Relations

    • Identity politics

    • Alliances and Threat Perception

    • Regime-society relations

    • Authoritarianism in the Middle East

    Länder und Regionen

    • Saudi Arabia

    • Egypt

    • Syria and the Middle East


    • The Interplay of Ideational and Material Forces in Threat Perception: Saudi and Syrian Choices in Middle East Wars

    Dr. May Darwich



    Panelbeitragende:r | 14.06.2016

    Saudi Arabia Post-Arab Spring: From Regional Ambitions to Domestic Realities

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin Office Friedrichstraße 206 - Eingang Zimmerstraße - 10969 Berlin Germany: 14.06.2016 Organisation: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

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