Katharina Lenner was a research associate at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics from 2008 to 2014 and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Jordan in Amman. Her research interests include interpretive/ethnographic policy analysis, policy translation, development, governance of migration and refugees, social policy and politics in the Global South, particularly in the Arab Mashreq; postcolonial and anthropological perspectives on statehood, nationalism and collective identity. Her Ph.D. thesis, titled ‚Policy-shaping and its limits’ (FU Berlin, 2014) analyses the politics of poverty alleviation and local development in Jordan.
Her most recent publications include “Poverty and Poverty Reduction Policies in Jordan” (in: Ababsa, Myriam (eds.): Atlas of Jordan. History, Territories and Society, Beirut: Presses de l’Ifpo, 335-340, 2013, and “Jenseits ‘monarchischer Stabilität’ – Jordanien in Bewegung” (in: Annette Jünemann / Anja Zorob (eds.): Arabellions. Zur Vielfalt von Protest und Revolte im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 107-134, 2013; with Malika Bouziane).