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Dr. Maria Josua

Research Fellow

Speaker Research Team

Short CV

  • Since 07/2019: Speaker of Research Team "Authoritarian Politics", Research Programme 1

  • 2015 - 2018: Speaker of Research Team "Authoritarian Politics", Research Programme 1

  • Since 07/2014: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, coordinator of IDCAR network

  • 2009 - 2014: Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Research Unit on Middle East and Comparative Politics

  • Education: M.A. in Political Science, Islamic Studies and Public International Law at the University of Tübingen and the University of Copenhagen, 2002-2009; PhD dissertation "The Arab Uprisings as Crises of Legitimacy: Success and Failure of Strategies of Political Rule in Jordan and Algeria" at the University of Tübingen, 2009-2014


Current Research

  • Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Authoritarian learning

  • Legitimation of authoritarian regimes

  • Repression of protest movements


Countries and Regions

  • Algeria

  • Jordan