Fouad Marei

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoc Research Fellow, Nov. 2016 - Oct. 2017

Fouad is a Research Associate at the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. His research interests include Islamic pieties, sectarianism, Shii politics, jihadism, insurgency and rebel governance. His research focuses on Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, with a particular interest in post/ conflict issues and translocal entanglements.

Fouad previously worked at the University of Erfurt and the Free University of Berlin in Germany and the Orient Institute in Beirut, Lebanon. He has consulted governments and think tanks on regional politics and authored numerous policy papers on the Syrian war, insurgency and the rebel governance, justice and police sectors, and violent extremism (P/CVE). He was also involved in developing and implementing conflict stabilisation and transformation programmes.

Fouad holds a PhD from Durham University, United Kingdom.

Marei, Fouad G. 2020. “From the Throes of Anguished Mourning: Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon”, Religion and Society, (forthcoming).

Marei, Fouad G. 2020. “Dahiya Doctrine”; “Islamic State (Daesh)”; “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)”; “Sectarianism”; and “Syrian Local Coordination Committees”. In: Conflict in the Modern Middle East: An Encyclopaedia of Civil War, Revolutions and Regime Change, ed. by Jonathan K. Zartman. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Marei, Fouad G. 2019. Are Municipalities in Lebanon Delivering? Survey Results on Solid Waste Management, Public Safety and Government Transparency. Berlin: Democracy Reporting International. July 2019. [in EN and AR]

Marei, Fouad G., et al. 2018. “Interventions on the Politics of Governing the “Ungovernable””, Political Geography. Vol. 67: 176 – 186.

Dewachi, Omar and Fouad G. Marei. 2018. “Background Paper on Health and Conflict in Syria”, Lancet Commission Report: Syria—Global Health in Conflict.

Marei, Fouad G. 2016. “Preaching Development: Shi’i Piety and Neoliberalism in Beirut”. In: Religious Activism in the Global Economy: Promoting, Reforming or Resisting Neoliberal Globalization?, ed. by Sabine Dreher and Peter J. Smith. Washington, DC: Rowman and Littlefield. Pp. 167 – 187.

Marei, Fouad G. 2013. “Multiple Justices and Contending Legitimacies: Security and Justice in Northern Syria”. Special Reports. Istanbul/Ras Al Khaimah: ARK Group DMCC. April 2013.