Dr. Daniela Pioppi | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Dr. Daniela PioppiAssociate Professor of L'Orientale University

Dr. Daniela Pioppi is an associate professor of contemporary history of Arab countries at the L'Orientale University of Naples. Trained as an Arabist and a political scientist (first degree in Oriental Studies, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', MA in comparative politics of the Middle East, SOAS, London University, and PhD in Political Science at the University of Pisa), she has vast experience in field research in the Arab world.

Her main research interests are comparative politics of the MENA region with a special emphasis on the history and recent evolution of Islamist movements/parties. Dr. Pioppi directed several international research projects and  coordinated POWER2YOUTH, a research project funded under the 7th program framework of the EU. Her publications include, ‘Youth as Actors of Change? The Cases of Morocco and Tunisia’, The International Spectator 2018 with M. C. Paciello and The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization, Ithaca Press 2009 with L.Guazzone.