Safa Ashoub

Doctoral Researcher

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.

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