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Dr. May Darwich

Associate

Short CV

  • 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)

Profil


Current Research

  • 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


Countries and Regions

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Egypt

  • Syria and the Middle East


Projects

Media Contributions