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Dr Mustafa Elmenshawi

Lecturer in Comparative Politics and Policy

Mustafa Elmenshawi

County South



Research overview

My main area of interest is the interplay between discourse and politics. I have published two books on the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the Arab Spring. One of my current projects explores the 'First Ladies of Authoritarianism' under which I hypthesize that the leaders' wives play variant roles to consolidsate the durability of authoritarian regimes. The other project is on 'Sectarianism from below: The Making of the Sectrian Self'. Before moving into academia, I worked with the BBC as a correspondent and a journalist, a job which took me to several countries and events including Egypt and Libya during the unfolding of the Arab Spring. I am a winner of the Lorenzo Natali Prize granted by the EU Commission. 

I hold a PhD from the University of Westminster and has previously worked at the LSE, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. My work includes consultancy with leading companies such as Albany Associates and Social360.

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