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 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.

Sold is a co-editor of the online journals META: Middle East Topics and Arguments as well as the publication series “MENA direkt,” which focuses on developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

She earned her doctorate with a study of the North African middle class and its role in the political and socioeconomic processes of transformation in the region, focusing on young start-up entrepreneurs in Tunisia and Morocco. Prior to that, she studied political science and literature at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Institute d’Études Politiques in Toulouse.

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