Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa

Short
Biography

Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa holds the chair of Middle Eastern politics at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Philipps-University Marburg. His research and teaching focuses on North-South relations, the rise of fundamentalist movements, EU-Mediterranean policy, and rentier economies and systems of rule in the Middle East and North Africa. He has many years of experience with collaborative projects and international cooperation. He was and is project leader of the BMBF-funded research network: “Re-Configurations. History, Memory and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa”. Since April 2021 he is the German director of the Merian Center of Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) in Tunis.

Short
Biography

Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa holds the chair of Middle Eastern politics at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Philipps-University Marburg. His research and teaching focuses on North-South relations, the rise of fundamentalist movements, EU-Mediterranean policy, and rentier economies and systems of rule in the Middle East and North Africa. He has many years of experience with collaborative projects and international cooperation. He was and is project leader of the BMBF-funded research network: “Re-Configurations. History, Memory and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa”. Since April 2021 he is the German director of the Merian Center of Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) in Tunis.

Research Interests

Regional Focus:
Middle East and North Africa

Recent Publications (selection)

  • Julius Dihstelhoff/Charlotte Pardey/Rachid Ouaissa/Friederike Pannewick (eds.) (2021) Entanglements of the Maghreb Cultural and Political Aspects of a Region in Motion. Bielefed: Transcript Verlag.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid/Pannewick, Friederike/Strohmaier, Alena (eds.) (2021): Re-Configurations. Contextualizing Transformation Processes and Lasting Crises in the Middle East and North Africa. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid/Elsenhans, Hartmut/Schwecke, Sebastian/ Tétreault Mary-Ann (eds.) (2015): The Transformation of Politicised Religion: Zealots Turned into Leaders. London: Routledge.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid/ Gertel, Jörg (eds.) (2014): Jugendbewegungen. Städtischer Widerstand und Umbrüche in der arabischen Welt. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2014): Die Rolle der Mittelschichten im Arabischen Frühling – Ein Überblick. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2021): Algeria: Between Transformation and Re-configuration. In: Re-Configurations. Contextualizing Transformation Processes and Lasting Crises in the Middle East and North Africa (eds.) Ouaissa, Rachid; Pannewick, Friederike; Strohmaier, Alena. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 51-63.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2020): Rente als Hindernis für den Kapitalismus. In: Baraki, Matin/Edlinger, Fritz (eds.): Krise am Golf. Hintergründe, Analysen, Berichte. Wien: Promedia, S. 223-231.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2018): Religion. In: Gertel,Jörg/Hexel, Ralf (eds.): Coping with Uncertainty. Youth in the Middle East and North Africa. London: Saqi Books, S. 80-96.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid/Gertel, Jörg (2018): Middle Class. In: Gertel, Jörg/Hexel, Ralf (Hrsg.): Coping with Uncertainty. Youth in the Middle East and North Africa. London: Saqi Books, S. 162-179.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2013): Blocked Middle Classes as an Engine of Change in the Arab World? In: Jacob Horst/Jünnemann,Annette/Delf, Rothe (eds.): Euro-Mediterranean Relations after the Arab Spring. Persistence in Times of Change, London: Ashgate, S. 123-142.
  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2018): Classes moyennes algériennes, rente et stagnation politique, in: NAQD, Nr. 36, S. 123-145.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid/Sold, Katrin (2017): Mittelschichten im politischen Transformationsprozess der Maghreb-Staaten. In: Leviathan 31 (Sonderband), S. 66–92.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2015): Frantz Fanon: The Empowerment of the Periphery. In: META (Middle East Topics and Arguments) (5), S.100-106.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid (2015): On the Trail of Frantz Fanon. In: Pannewick, Friederike/Khalil, Georges (eds.): Commitment and Beyond: Reflections on/of the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s. Wiesbaden: Reichert, S. 105-122.

  • Ouaissa, Rachid/Dihstelhof, Julius (2015): Politischer Islam als Ordnungsfaktor? Zwischen Konkurrenz und Kooperation um die regionale (Neu-)Ordnung. In: WeltTrends. Das außenpolitische Journal, 23 (108), S. 27–31.