Dina Mansour-Ille

Phone: +961 (0)1 359297


Postdoc Research Fellow, Sep. 2015 - Aug. 2016

Dina Mansour-Ille holds a PhD in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability” with a specialization in political economy and human rights from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. Before joining the OIB, she worked as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant at the European University Institute in Florence and was teaching in both Germany and Italy. She also holds an M.A. in International Human Rights Law from the American University in Cairo and regularly teaches courses on human rights, gender and identity politics, and migration and refugee studies. She is an editor for the Journal “Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism” published by Wiley-Blackwell and based at the London School of Economics. She edited and co-authored a two-volume book entitled “Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging” (Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford, 2014). Her most recent article “Women’s Rights in Islamic Shari’a: Between Interpretation, Culture and Politics” appeared in the “Muslim World Journal for Human Rights”. Her upcoming publication “Rational Atrocities and the Formation of the State: A Game-Theoretic Approach to the Case of ISIS” will be published in “Economics of Peace and Security".

Her current research project at the OIB is titled "From Orientalism to Fundamentalism: Identity between Religion and Politics in the Post-Arab Spring" and aims at studying the post-“Arab Spring” perceptions and reflections of the concept of ‘identity’ by exploring the peripheries that defy the centric religious perception of the Arab identity. Her project will focus on Egypt and Lebanon as comparative cases of study and research.