New Faculty Member – Dr Wassim Naboulsi

Tuesday 16 January 2024

MECACS is proud to announce that we’re starting off 2024 by welcoming a new faculty member!
Dr Wassim Naboulsi joined us at the start of this semester.
You can learn more about his research and background below:

Dr Wassim Naboulsi is an Associate Lecturer in the School of International Relations, where he convenes the modules IR3301: Politics and State Formation in the Middle East and IR5059: Political Order and Violence in the Middle East. 

He is also a trustee of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), the head of the Membership Committee, and a member of the Committee on Academic Freedoms in the society.  

Wassim has a BA in Law from the Lebanese University. He is a member of the Tripoli Bar Association in Lebanon and has twenty-two years of experience as a lawyer in Lebanon. He holds an MA in Politics from the University of Sheffield (2015) and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex (2022). 

His research interests include Syria studies, Revolution Studies, Rural-Urban Relations, Social Identity Theory, Marxism, Gramscian and Neo-Gramscian Theory, Development Studies, Discourse Analysis and Drama Analysis. In addition to his academic expertise, Wassim has been involved in Lebanese politics: he worked as a legal advisor for former Minister of Youth and Sports Faissal Karame and as a media advisor for former Prime Minister Omar Karame. 

As a civil society activist in Lebanon, Wassim co-founded and managed the Arab Centre for Training and Development in Tripoli between 2004-2006; he was also a member of several NGOs concerned with developing his hometown, Tripoli.  Wassim has been an opinion writer in Arab daily newspapers (al-Akhbar and The New Arab) as well as other online news outlets. 

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