Katharina Lenner is a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow ( http://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/RobertSchumanCentre/People/Fellows/2016/LennerKatharina.aspx) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and an associated researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (ifpo) in Amman, Jordan, where she currently analyses the politics around the Syrian refugee crisis in the Arab neighbouring states. From 2008 to 2014 she was a research associate at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics. Her teaching and research interests include the politics of development, social and refugee policy as well as conceptions of state and statehood in the Global South. She also focuses on postcolonial theory and perspectives on the Arab world, and the politics of nationalism and collective identities in the region, especially the Arab Mashreq. Her doctoral dissertation, titled ‘Policy-Shaping and its Limits’ (FU Berlin, 2014) deals with the ambivalent transformations in the government of the social. It analyses the translations and negotiations surrounding poverty reduction and local development policies in Jordan, especially in the country’s rural South. Her dissertation was awarded ‘dissertation of the year 2014’ by the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO).
‘The politics of pledging: reflections on the London donors conference for Syria’. Policy Brief, 2016/03, Feb. 2016. Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute (EUI), Florence. Weblink: http://cadmus.eui.eu//handle/1814/39184
‘Projects of Improvement, Continuities of Neglect: Re-fragmenting the Periphery in Southern Rural Jordan’. In: Middle East - Topics & Arguments, No. 5/2015, 77-88. Weblink: http://meta-journal.net/article/view/3643/3664
Mit Bashar Al-Khatib / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Hrsg.): Alternative Voices on the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan – an Interview Collection /Aṣwāt badīlah ḥawla azmat al-lāji'īn al-Sūrīyīn fī-al-Urdun: majmū’at muqābalāt; Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Ramallah, 2015. Weblink: http://www.rosaluxemburg.ps/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Jordan-Book-ref-English.pdf
‘No Prospects for Syrian Refugees in the Arab Neighbouring States’ In: ak, Nr. 609, 20.10.2015, Web: https://www.akweb.de/ak_s/ak609/37.htm [in German].
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics: ‘Research Note - Participation and Contentious Politics from Below in Arab Autocracies’. Working Paper, No. 10, web: http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/polwiss/forschung/international/vorderer-orient/publication/WP_serie/WP10_AS-PolVorO_FINAL.pdf
reflect! AK Kritische Lehre: 'Teaching critically? – Autopoietic feedback loop: when in doubt, embrace the doubt...'. 2011; [Weblink] [in German]