Ouassima Laabich

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Ouassima Laabich is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the Free University Berlin. Her research focuses on empowerment strategies in the context of Muslim Youth self organizations in Germany and against the background of hegemonic security discourses and anti-muslim racism. She studied Near and Middle Eastern Studies in her B.A. at the Philipps-University Marburg and at the University of Jordan in Amman. She received her Masters in Public Policy from the Hertie School Berlin and American University Beirut with a focus on civil society, racial/social justice and management.

In addition to her research on Muslim youth and empowerment, she leads the project Muslim Futures, focusing on critical futures thinking, digitalization, archiving and the arts from interdisciplinary approaches in Germany.
As a Visiting Researcher at Yale, she will be working on digital archiving, politics of empowerment and Critical Muslim Studies. Ouassima is a scholarship holder of the Avicenna Foundation in Germany and a fellow in the Digital Archival Fellowship at the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeniety and Transnational Migration. 

Two articles on Muslim youth work and empowerment will be published in 2023 in anthologies.