Areas of Expertise

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Transformation processes in North Africa
  • European policy toward the Mediterranean and North Africa
  • Economic policy, welfare policy, and labor market policy in the Maghreb States


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Katrin Sold is a research associate at the Center for Near and Middle EAstern Studies (CNMS) at Philipps Universität Marburg. She was a program officer in the DGAP's Franco-German Relations Program from 2009 to 2014. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Centre de Recherche sur l’Afrique et la Méditerranée (CERAM) in Rabat, Morocco as well as at the Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC) in Tunis, Tunisia.

She earned her doctorate with a study of the North African middle class and its role in the political and socio-economic processes of transformation underway the region, focussing on young start-up entrepreneurs in Tunisia and Morocco. Her areas of research include transformation processes in North Africa, economic policy, welfare policy, and labor-market policies in the Maghreb states and, more broadly, Euro-Mediterranean relations.

Katrin Sold studied political science and literature at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin and at the Institute d'Études Politiques in Toulouse. She is a co-editor of the online journals META: Middle East Topics and Arguments as well as the publication series "MENA direkt," which has a focus on developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Katrin Sold

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