Our Team

Dr. Jocelyne Cesari
Website Coordinator [More info]

Primary Researchers and Contributors:

Farida Belkacem
Project responsibilities: Italy and France news and research
Farida Belkacem is a French PhD researcher in Political Science, studying under the supervision of Professor Olivier Roy at the European University Institute in Italy. [More info]

Selene Campion
Project Responsibilities: France news and research
MA Student in Global Studies at Brandeis University with a specialization in Islam in the West.  [More info]

Hüseyin Cicek
Project Responsibilities: Austria and Germany news and research
Hüseyin is a research assistant at the Erlangen Center for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) and a lecturer at the Institute of Politics and Contemporary History of the Middle East at the University of Erlangen, Germany. [More info]

Linda Hyökki
PhD Student, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University (Istanbul, Turkey) [More info]

Jacob Lypp
Project Responsibilities: Germany news and research
After a BA in politics and international relations from the University of Cambridge and a year of graduate studies at Harvard University, Jacob is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in political science at Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Berlin.  [More info]

Freeha Riaz
Project Responsibilities: US News and Research
After a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California and a career in corporate America in business development in the pharmaceutical industry for over 12 years, Freeha went on to pursue a Masters in Liberal Arts from Harvard University Extension School in the field of Middle Eastern Studies and was awarded the Dean’s prize for outstanding ALM Thesis in the field of Government. [More info]

Shayna Solomon
Shayna Solomon is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention. [More info]

Jeroen Vlug
Project Responsibilities: The Netherlands News and research
Ph.D Candidate, Civilization Studies, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf[More info]

Rawan Abdulla
Project Responsibilities: The UK and the US news and research
Rawan Abdulla is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham in the theology and religious studies department.[More info]

Lucas Faure
Project Responsibilities: The UK and France news and research
Lucas Faure is a French PhD-candidate in Political Sciences at the Institute of Political Sciences of Aix-en-Provence. [More info]

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