The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Tamirace Fakhoury

Tamirace Fakhoury is an Assistant Professor in Political Sciences and International Relations in the Social Sciences Department in Byblos. In summer 2012 and 2013, she was appointed as visiting lecturer at University of California in Berkeley (UCB). Fakhoury is a Global Policy Migration Associate at GMPA, Geneva (

From 2003 to 2007, she was a scientific researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute for socio-political research in Freiburg, Germany. Before her appointment as an assistant professor at LAU in fall 2011, she was a research fellow in charge of the socio-political module in the CARIM project at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. In 2010/2011, Fakhoury earned the Jean Monnet fellowship (Vincent Wright Fellowship in Comparative Politics) at the EUI. In spring 2011, she was appointed as a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UCB.

Her core research and publication areas are: democratization and comparative modes of governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; power-sharing in divided societies; migration governance in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean zone; the Arab world transnational communities and their role in political development.

In her spare time, she writes poetry, and has had several books and articles published over the years. She has been selected for the “Belles Etrangères”  in 2007 (Centre National du Livre, Paris)

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