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Amal El-Obeidi

El-Obeidi Amal 180x180 7.2018 Amal El-Obeidi
El-Obeidi Amal 180x180 7.2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Scientific career

  • 2009 – 2010: Head of the quality office, Faculty of Economics, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 2007 – 2008: Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • since 2007: Instructor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 2006 – 2008: Dean of the Research and Studies Unit, University of Garyounis Research Centre, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1999 – 2001: Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1997 – 2007: Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1992 – 1996: PhD in Middle Eastern Politics, Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham, UK
  • 1990 – 1991: Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1988 – 1990: Master of Arts in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1987 – 1990: Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1985 – 1987: Research assistant at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya
  • 1980 – 1984: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Garyounis (University of Benghazi), Libya

Scholarships and guest residencies

  • since Oct. 2016: Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and research associate in the research project "Political Orders in the Making: a Comparative Study of Emerging Forms of Political Organisation from Libya to Northern Mali" at the University of Bayreuth
  • Oct. 2015 – Jan. 2016: Guest professor, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Mar. 2015 – Jun. 2015: Guest professor, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Sep. 2011 – Jan. 2012: Head of the Research Unit, Libyan Centre for Studies and Research, Doha, Qatar
  • Oct. 2003 – Jun. 2004: Scientfic assistant in the research project "Security Governance in the Mediterranean", Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  • Dec. 2002 – Oct. 2003: Guest professor, Exeter University, UK
  • Sep. 2003 – Dec. 2003: Advisor to UN ESCWA in the project "Women in the mainstream in the Arab World" in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Apr. 2002 – Oct. 2002: Research associate in the research project "Arab Elites" at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP) in Berlin

Publications as pdf

El-Obeidi Amal 180x180 7.2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Research areas

Amal El-Obeidi’s work centres on political elites, transitional law and governance, as well as tribal politics and political culture in Libya. It also deals with the role of political Islam.

In Bayreuth, Amal El-Obeidi will continue her work on political elites, governance issues, tribal politics, and politics beyond the state in Libya.

Current research project

El-Obeidi Amal 180x180 7.2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Amal El-Obeidi
DFG research "Political Orders in the Making" | DFG research associate and scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (since October 2016)

University of Bayreuth
Iwalewahaus
Wölfelstraße 2
Room: 212
​D-95444 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4504
E-mail: Amal.El-Obeidi@uni-bayreuth.de
Homepage: Anthropology | Universität Bayreuth

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