Safa Ashoub is a trained political scientist and an urbanist. She holds a double master’s in International Cooperation and Urban Development at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany & University of Rome II, Italy (2008-2010).
She also received a third master’s degree in Politics and International Relations (with focus onurban social movements) at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2012). She wrote her dissertation on: “Egyptian Popular Committees of the January 25 Revolution: The underlying movement and activism”.
She has been working in the international development field for more than 12 years; at the GIZ, UN Women and UN-Habitat as well as the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers.
Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization, Faculty VI Planning Building Environment, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB).
Her research interests include social movements, alternative governance, urban activism, middle-class and politics of transition.
Safa speaks Arabic, English, French and German.
You can reach her on firstname.lastname@example.org