Latest academic publication
Music, Politics and "Organic Artists" during the Arab Spring: Contention vs. Status Quo in Tunisia and Morocco
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Vol. 12 Issue 1, 2019, Special Issue: Reading Popular Music in the Arab Region and in the Diaspora, p. 88-108
Click here for the abstract and landing page of the article.
Latest column Houna London (London calling)
Genou à terre: Quand le sport devient politique
Dîn wa Dunia, November 2017, n. 24
How digital technologies and cultures facilitated the musical revival of Aboul Kacem Chebbi's poem "The will to live" from Tunisia to Morocco, Lebanon, and beyond
23 May 2017
Music Department, City University, London, UK
As part of the conference "Music, technology and digital cultures in the Middle East and North Africa".
More information available here.
Le festival, une forme de production du politique
Latest journalistic piece
Sadiq Khan, le maire de tous les Londoniens
Dîn wa Dunia, December 2016, n. 13, p. 18-21
Latest blog post
Artivist rapper Lowkey returns to the stage
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I am a London-based freelance development professional, researcher, journalist & lecturer
specialising in Arts & Culture, Politics & International relations,
the Middle East & North Africa, and Intercultural relations between the East & West.
I have lived in Morocco, Germany, France & now the UK,
and am multilingual Arabic-English-French-German.
Affiliations & Memberships
I am currently a member of the LSE Middle East Centre Research Network Social Movements & Popular Mobilisation in the MENA, London, UK
I hold a PhD in History & Political science specialising in the Islamic world
(SciencesPo, Paris, France & Kassel University, Germany).
Supported by the Moroccan Ministry of Scientific Research & the German Heinrich Böll Foundation,
my thesis examined "New Forms of Politics Production in the Arab World: The Case of Music Festivals in Morocco".
From 2014 to 2017, I was a Research associate at SciencesPo's Centre for International Studies (CERI), Paris, France.
My further qualifications are as follows:
- A graduate degree in Intercultural Communication, Cultural studies & History (Saarland University, Germany)
- A Master's degree in Comparative politics (SciencesPo, Paris, France)
- Training in Cultural mediation (National Conservatory of Arts & Crafts, Paris, France)
- Training in Arts management & Marketing for cultural organisations (Goethe Institute, MOOC)