Assistant professor, international relations Al Akhawayn University

Zaynab El Bernoussi is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University and the coordinator of the Master of Arts in International Studies & Diplomacy (MAISD) and the Human and Economic Development Research Unit (HEDRU). She holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the Université Catholique de Louvain. She was a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Her research is at the intersection of postcolonial theory and dignity politics in the case of Egypt. She is now working on global understandings of dignity and development paradigms, and on Sino-Arab relations.


“The Postcolonial Politics of Dignity: From the 1956 Suez Nationalization to the 2011 Revolution in Egypt.” International Sociology, Arab Spring Special Issue of 2015, Vol. 30(4) 367–382.