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Dr. Lea Müller-Funk

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 09/2019: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

  • 2017 - 2019: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam

  • 2016 - 2017: OxPo Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

  • 2011 - 2017: Lecturer (2015-2017) and PhD Researcher (2011-2016) at the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna

  • 2012 - 2016: PhD Researcher at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po Paris

  • Education: 2011-2016: Joint PhD in Political Science and Arabic Studies (Sciences Po Paris & University of Vienna) Dissertation “Transnational Politics Beyond the Arab Uprisings. Egyptian Activism in Vienna and Paris” (2016 Award of Excellence, Austrian Ministry of Science, Research & Economy); 2009-2010: M.A. in Comparative Politics (specialisation Middle East and Muslim World) at Sciences Po Paris; 2005-2010: Magister in Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Vienna; 2007-2008: Erasmus exchange at the Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales (INALCO), Paris; 2006-2009: B.A. in Political Science, University of Vienna


Current Research

  • (Im)mobility in the context of conflict and war

  • Drivers of (forced) migration

  • Migration governance

  • Diaspora politics and transnational political participation


Countries and Regions

  • North Africa

  • Middle East

  • Europe


Research Programme


Lectures