Zaynab El Bernoussi

Professor of International Politics

Sciences Po, Rabat

Zaynab El Bernoussi is professor of international politics at Sciences Po Rabat of the International University of Rabat (UIR). Prior to teaching at UIR, Z taught at Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane and coordinated the Master of Arts in International Studies & Diplomacy (MAISD) and the Human & Economic Development Research Unit (HEDRU). Z holds a Master in Finance from Instituto de Empresa, an MPA in economic development from Columbia University, and a PhD in political and social sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain. She was a doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a visiting scholar at Smith College and Harvard University. She is part of the executive committee of the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association (ISA) and core faculty of the Beirut School of Critical Security Studies. Her work focuses on the politicization of dignity when looking at South-South cooperation, bioethical issues, and human and economic development programs. She is the author of several articles, including “Postcolonial Politics of Dignity,” which won the 2015 Arab Prize of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). In 2017, she was a Visiting Scholar at Smith College and at Harvard University. Z is the author of the book, Dignity in the Egyptian Revolution, Demands and Protests, Cambridge University Press, 2021. Her website is:
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