• About Elham Manea

    About Elham Manea

About

Education

3/2006-12/2010

Habilitation (venia legendi) in Political Science University of Zurich, Institute for Political Science, Department of International Relations

8/1996-11/2000

Ph.D. (high honors) in Political Science University of Zurich, Institute for Political Science, Department of International Relations

08/1993-08/1995

M.A. (Cum Laude) in Comparative Politics The American University, Washington, D.C.

09/1985-05/1989

B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Political Science Kuwait University

Professional Experience

Since 03/2011

Privatdozentin / Associate Professor, University of Zurich, Institute for Political Science, International Relations

Since 06/2016

Senior Fellow, The European Foundation for Democracy, Brüssels

Since 02/2016

Senior Lecturer, University of Bern, Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Since 9/2014

Senior Researcher, Project Safeguarding Democracy: Contests of Values and Interests, Swiss South African Joint Research Programme(SSAJRP)

Since 09/2014

Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

Since 05/2008

Consultant in Politics, Religion and Gender in the Middle East for governmental, non-governmental and international organizations

03/2006-03/2009

Post-doc Fellow “UFSP Asien und Europa”, University of Zurich Institute for Political Science, Department of International Relations

07/2005-2010

Affiliate Researcher, NCCR Democracy: "Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century” – Project 3 “Democratizing Divided Societies in Bad Neighborhoods”, University of Zurich

Since 03/2005

Lecturer in Political Science, University of Zurich
Institute for Political Science, Department of International Relations

01/2004-12/2005

Deputy Head of the Arabic Service, Swissinfo, Bern, Switzerland

06/1997-12/2003

Multimedia Journalist and Radio Presenter, Swissinfo / Swiss Radio International, Arabic Service, Bern, Switzerland

01/1991-07/1993

Teaching Assistant, Political Science Department University of Sana'a, Republic of Yemen

06/1990-03/1993

Secretary of the Academic Staff Affairs Committee
Office of the Vice Rector, Sana'a University

Orther relevant Experience

Since 09/2014

Fellow of the Secular Global Institute (SGI), Washington, DC

8-12 Feb 2014

Member, Swiss Delegation, 5th Round of Human Rights Dialogue between Switzerland and Tajikistan

Since Aug 2013

Co-Chair Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Swiss Branch

Jan & Aug 2013

Field Work on Impact of Legal Pluralism, UK

Since 01/2012

Member, Federal Commission for Women Affairs
By appointment of the Swiss Federal Council

Since 03/2010

Member, Roundtable “Female Genital Mutilation and Child Protection”, UNICEF Swiss Section

09/2006-11/2008

Field Work in South Africa (August – September 2015), UK (January-February 2013; July 2013), Yemen (September-October 2006), Syria (July 2007), and Kuwait (November 2008)

University Courses

  • Muslims in Europe: Migration, Integration and Conflicts, University of Bern, HS 2017
  • Yemen: a Failed State?, University of Zurich, FS 2012, FS 2013, HS 2014, FS 2015; ETH HS 2015; University of Bern, FS 2016
  • ‘Activism’ and Social, Ethnic and Political Exclusions in the MENA Region, ETH, HS 2014
  • Political Islam: Islamists Parties in Arab States, University of Zurich, FS 2012, HS 2012, HS 2013, HS 2014, FS 2015; FS 2016, HS 2016, FS 2017
  • Islamism between Ideology and Context, University of Bern, FS 2016
  • Civil Society and Democratization in Arab States, University of Zurich; HS 2009, HS 2011, FS 2013
  • Histories of Yemen in the 20th Century: Contested Perspectives and Historical Narrations, University of Bern, HS 2012
  • Regional Politics of the Arabian Peninsula, University of Zurich, SS 2005, WS 05/06; SS 2007; HS 2008 & FS 2010, 2011, HS 2015; ETH, FS 2015, FS 2016
  • Democratization of the Arabian Peninsula, University of Zurich, SS 2006, HS 2010
  • The Arab State and Women Rights, University of Zurich, WS 06/07, HS07; FS09
  • Frauenrechte in den arabischen Staaten, University of Bern, HS 2009
  • Gender und Politik in den arabischen Staaten, University of Zurich, HS 2010, HS 2011, HS 2012, HS 2013
  • Gender and Politics in the MENA Region, University of Zurich, FS 2014, FS 2016, FS 2017

Awards and Grants

  • Research Grant, Swiss South African Joint Research Program (2014-2016)
  • Fellowship of UFSP Asien und Europa, University of Zurich (2006-2009)
  • Membership of the Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honour Society, USA, 1994
  • Fulbright Scholarship, USA, 1993-1995
  • The Golden Medal for Achievement, Kuwait University, 1991

Languages

Arabic (mother tongue), fluent in English and German

Follow Elham Manea on Facebook

Last Tweets

Wert zu lesen: Der Westen sollte Migranten aus islamischen Ländern als Individuen und nicht als Kollektive behandeln nzz.ch/meinung/kommen…

Read more

RT @UN_Women: It is time we listen to the voices of women around the world. It is time we take a stand against violence against women. #MeT…

Read more

كتبت أمينة جاهين: “فيه ناس بتشتم بعض..تضرب بعض.. لكن صحيح حَ تكون فضيحة لوّ يوم نسينا وبوسنا بعض في الشارع؟” dw.com/ar/%D8%B1%D8%B…

Read more