Gerda Henkel Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Giulia Cimini is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences – Alma Mater Studiorum Università of Bologna, Italy, with a Gerda Henkel Fellowship. In 2019, she has been awarded a POMEPS TRE Grant for her research on marginalized communities and the challenges of decentralization in Tunisia.
Her main areas of expertise are Maghrebi political parties, security assistance, border communities and dynamics of contention. She holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from Università L’Orientale (Naples, 2018) with a dissertation on the changing nature and role of political parties in post-2011 Tunisia and Morocco.
Between 2015 and 2019 she was Teaching Assistant of Politics at L’Orientale. She also collaborated as a Research Assistant to “StreetPol: Participatory challenges from Tunisia to Oman,” a research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and University within a Scientific Independence of young Researcher Grant (2016-2018) and to the “EU-Spring Project: Democracy and Citizenship Rights in North Africa after the Arab Awakening” (2015-2016).
She has been Visiting Fellow at MECACS (Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies) at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and at the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat.
Giulia is the Book Reviews Editor of Interdisciplinary Political Studies, a peer-reviewed, Open Access, online journal publishing in the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations.
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