Stephanie Daher holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Sant’Anna Advanced School of Studies in Italy, specialized in contentious politics and protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa. She has conducted extensive fieldwork both in Lebanon and Tunisia, researching the connection between emerging “political opportunities” of contentious movements and the resilience of the “politically relevant elites” in power.
Christiana Parreira is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Stanford University. She earned her B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University in 2013. Her research focuses on how informal institutions and social networks shape local political competition and welfare outcomes, focusing on contemporary Lebanon. Her dissertation project uses a multi-method research design to explain patterns of clientelism and service provision across Lebanese municipalities.
Albert Charara is a political scientist with experience in the fields of political analysis, conflict prevention and conflict resolution. Currently working at the Directorate of International Relations of the Barcelona Provincial Council, his professional activity has focused on the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East regions. He has contributed to the success of political dialogue efforts in the Basque Country (Spain/France) and Kirkuk (Iraq) and has conducted qualitative research on the consequences of the Syrian humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and Iraq, among other projects.
Junior Research Associate
Rossana Tufaro is a PhD in Studies on Africa and Asia, specialised in the labor history of contemporary Lebanon. Her PhD research focused on the reconstruction of the history of grass-roots labor movements and mobilisations in pre-war Lebanon. Along with labor and social history, she accounts among her main research interests and specialisations, the critical historiography of contemporary Lebanon, history of the ideas and public history.
Joey Ayoub is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Analysis at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut in 2013, and his MA in Cultural Studies from SOAS, University of London in 2015. His research focuses on temporality and the politics of postwar cinema in Lebanon. He was also the editor for the MENA region at Global Voices Online and IFEX and he blogs at Hummus For Thought.
Daniel L. Tavana is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Tavana holds degrees from Cambridge University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His research interests focus on elections, political behavior, and public opinion in the Middle East and North Africa. Publications
Recent publications authored by Daniel include:
Sbeih SBEIH, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IREMAM, LabexMed, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Maissam Nimer is a sociologist working in the fields of migration, education, language, and social and gender inequalities. She obtained a PhD in sociology at Paris Saclay University in July 2016. In her thesis, she looked at the mechanisms of social and cultural selection that explain the inequality of access to higher education in Lebanon. Nimer’s current work at Koç University, Istanbul, deals with the integration of Syrian refugee youth in Turkey.
Mariam joined Lebanon Support’s research department in 2015 and has since worked on several of its publications and reports. She has previously worked as research assistant at the German-Orient Institute Beirut, conducting a project on “The Reorientation of Communist Groups and Marxist Intellectuals after 1989 in Lebanon and Syria”. She has studied Middle Eastern Studies, Political Sciences and Sociology at the University of Freiburg in Germany.