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Giulia Cimini

Research fellow

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/14 Asian History and Institutions

Curriculum vitae

 Formazione

2018. Dottorato in Studi Internazionali (SPS/04), Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

2016. IV Level Degree on Modern Standard Arabic, Institut Bourghiba des Langues Vivantes, Tunisi

2013. Laurea Magistrale in Relazioni e Istituzioni dell’Asia e dell’Africa (LM-52), Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

2011. II Level Certificate, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic Teaching Institute for Non-Arabic Speakers, Damascus

2010. Laurea Triennale in Scienze Politiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

 

Esperienze accademiche e professionali

2020-p. Assegnista di ricerca, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna.

2019 Borsista post-dottorato, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

2015-19 Cultrice della materia (Scienza Politica e Relazioni internazionali), Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

2016-18 Cultrice della materia (SPS/04), Facoltà di Diritto e Economia, eCampus University

2016-17 Assistente alla ricerca, Progetto SIR Project “Participatory Challenges From Tunisia To Oman STREETPOL”, http://www.unior.it/ateneo/15925/1/about-the-project.html

2015-17 Assistente alla ricerca, “EU-Spring Project: Democracy And Citizenship Rights In North Africa After The Arab Awakening: Challenges To US And EU Foreign Policy”, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/euspring/about/

2014-15 Coordinatrice progetto, “La Città Interculturale”, Scuola di Pace Onlus, Naples. http://portale.scuoladipacenapoli.it/2016/07/08/guida-interculturale-alla-citta-di napoli/

Visiting all'estero

Da Ottobre 2021. Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco

Febbraio 2018. Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS), University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.

Maggio 2017. Centre Jacques Berque, Rabat, Morocco

Premi e riconoscimenti

2020 Post-Doc Research Fellowship – Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Germania

2019 Borsa di studio post-dottorato, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

2019 TRE-POMEPS (Travel Research Engagement - Project on Middle East Political Science) Grant, George Washington University

2015 Premio Fondazione Prof. Paolo Michele Erede, Genova

2012 Europe and Youth IRSE Award, Istituto Regionale di Studi Europei del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Pordenone

2011 Borsa di studio del Ministero degli Esteri Italiano e del Ministero dell’Istruzione Siriano

Pubblicazioni

Articoli in riviste peer-reviewed

  • Cimini G., Hanau Santini R. (2021 online first) Applying Principle-Agent Theory to Security Force Assistance: The Atypical Case of Post-2015 Tunisia. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 10.1080/17502977.2021.1986258.

  • Cimini G., De Martino C. (2021) Disentangling membership of Islamist parties in a post-ideological political arena: The PJD, Ennahda and Ra’am compared. Orient, II/2021: 20 – 33.

  •  Cimini G., Tomé-Alonso B. (2021) Rethinking Islamist politics in North Africa: a multi-level analysis of domestic, regional and international dynamics. Contemporary Politics, 27 (2): 125 – 140.

  • Cimini G (2021, Advance online access) Learning mechanisms within an Islamist party: Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement between domestic and regional balances. Contemporary Politics, 27 (2): 160 -179
  • Cimini G & Mansouri H (2020) Securing Essential Rights in Times of Pandemic: Healthcare Access in Morocco during the Covid-19 Crisis. Rowaq Arabi, 25 (4): 127-141. Also in Arabic.
  • Cimini G (2020) Parties in an era of change: membership in the (re-)making in post-revolutionary Tunisia. The Journal of North African Studies, 25 (6): 960-979.
  • Hanau Santini R & Cimini G (2019) Intended and Unintended Consequences of Security Assistance in Post-2011 Tunisia. Contemporary Arab Affairs, 12 (1): 91-106.
  • Hanau Santini R & Cimini G (2019) The Politics of Security Reform in Post-2011 Tunisia: Assessing the Role of Exogenous Shocks, Domestic Policy Entrepreneurs and External Actors. Middle Eastern Studies, 55 (2): 225-241.
  • Cimini G (2017) The Economic Agendas of Islamists in Tunisia and Morocco: between Discourses and Practices. Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 11(3): 48-64.

Monografie e working paper

  • Bruno A, Cimini G, Cozzolino A, Ferrara R (2020) Dall’Ordine Globale all’Unione Europea: Megatrend, Rischi, Futuri possibili. Centre for European Futures.

Capitoli in volumi

  • Cimini G. (forthcoming June 2022). "Authoritarian nostalgia and practices in newly democratising contexts: the localised example of Tunisia". In O. Topak, M. Mekouar and F. Cavatorta (a cura di) New Authoritarian Practices in the Middle East and North Africa. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN: 978147448940 

  • Cimini G. (2022). "“Modernization” by “Professionalization”? The counter-examples of the PAM and Nidaa Tounes in Morocco and Tunisia". In H. M'Rad (a cura di) Le professionnalisme
    en politique Quelle signification, quelle dynamique ? .
    Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Association Tunisienne d'études Politiques, pp. 133 - 151. ISBN: 9789973797704

  • Algaba C., Tomé-Alonso B., Cimini G. (2022). “Orientalism and the Mass Media – A Study of the Representation of Muslims in Southern European TV Fiction: The Case of Spanish Prime-time TV Series”. In M. Pérez-Escolar e J. M. Noguera-Vivo (a cura di) Hate Speech and Polarization in Participatory Society. Routledge, pp. 221 – 236. ISBN: 9780367625986.

  • Cimini G (2021) "Personalism in MENA politics. The case of Tunisia". In F Cavatorta, L Storm and V Resta (Eds.) Handbook on Political Parties in the Middle East and North Africa, Routledge, pp. 83 – 95.
  • Baldaro E & Cimini G (2020) "Competing orders in cross-border areas of limited statehood: the cases of Southern Tunisia and Northern Mali micro-regions". In R Hanau Santini, A Polese and R Kevlihan (Eds.) Limited Statehood and Informal Governance in the Middle East and Africa, Routledge, pp. 141 – 165.
  • Cimini G & Cozzolino A (2020) "Ordine internazionale". In R Paura (Ed.) Guida ai Megatrend Globali, Italian Institute for the Future, pp. 71 – 82.
  • Cimini G (2018) "Politica Europea di Vicinato nel Mediterraneo: Criticità e Prospettive di Rilancio". In A Cozzolino, F J Forte & F Palazzi (Eds.) Europa: Che Fare? L’Unione Europea tra Crisi, Populismi e Prospettive di Rilancio Federale, Napoli: Guida Editori, pp. 149-164.
  • Cimini G (2016) "Alla Ricerca dell’Europa". In M Marsonet (Ed.), Ci sarà un’Europa Unita? Le prospettive dell’Unione Europea. Fondazione Prof. Paolo Michele Erede, Quaderno N.9, Genova: ECIG, pp. 105-117.
  • Cimini G (2015) "Itinerario 3". In Mesolella F, Caruso L, Cimini G & De Gregorio R, Guida alla Napoli Interculturale, Napoli: Marotta & Cafiero, pp. 41-47.
  • Cimini G (2012) "Venti dal Mediterraneo". In Europa e Giovani 2012 – IRSE: Quaderni 71, Pordenone: Edizioni Concordia Sette, pp. 85-97.

Curatele

  • Cimini G., Tomé-Alonso B. (a cura di) (forthcoming 2022) Political Islam Inside-Out: Adaptation and Resistance of Islamist Movements and Parties in North Africa. London: Routledge, ISBN: 9781032227191.

  • Mesolella F, Caruso L, Cimini G & De Gregorio R (2015) Guida alla Napoli Interculturale. Napoli: Marotta & Cafiero.

 

Blog Entries

  • Cimini G. (2021) Who Goes Green? Activism, cooperation and resistance in the Mediterranean between environmental security and justice, Securityforwhom Project Blog. 27 Settembre.
  • Cimini G., Ayeb H. (2021) Security, Food sovereignty and center-periphery dynamics. A conversation with Habib Ayeb (Parte II), Securityforwhom Project Blog. 20 Maggio.
  • Cimini G., Ayeb H. (2021) Security, Food sovereignty and center-periphery dynamics. A conversation with Habib Ayeb (Part I), Securityforwhom Project Blog. 13 Maggio.
  • Cimini G., Mekouar M. (2020) Security and insecurity for whom? A conversation with Merouan Mekouar, Securityforwhom Project Blog. 7 Dicembre.
  • Cimini G., Chalfaouat A. (2020) Covid-19 politics in Morocco: Economic uncertainty, security praxis and sharpened imbalances. Securityforwhom Project Blog. 7 Dicembre.

Opinion pieces e policy publications

  • Cimini G. (2021) Making Sense of Tunisia’s Interregnum: The Obsession with Liberal Democracy and Missed Social Contract Delivery, APSA MENA Politics Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 36 – 39.

  • Lynch M., Cimini G. (2021) The Violence Pendulum, Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement, and Strong Quotas/Weak Parties in Tunisia, POMEPS Middle East Politics Podcast [S. 10, Ep. 13].

  •  Cimini G. (2021) Conflicting paths: Tunisia, ten years on, Aspenia on line - International analysis and commentary, 26 Gennaio.

  •  Cimini G. (2021) Tunisia and Ennahda’s Post-Revolutionary Trajectory, Italian Institute of International Politics (ISPI) Commentary, 14 Gennaio.

  • Cimini G and Chalfaouat A (2020) Morocco Witnesses New Blows to Press Freedom Under Covid-19 Securitisation [https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200622-morocco-witnesses-new-blows-to-press-freedom-under-covid-19-securitisation/], MeMo – Middle East Monitor, 22 June.
  • Cimini G (2020) COVID-19 and Tunisian Democracy: High Risks Ahead [https://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/covid-19-and-tunisian-democracy-high-risks-ahead], IAI Commentaries, 20/30, 29 April.
  • Cimini G and Chalfaouat A (2020) Coronavirus in Morocco Opens Possibilities for New Social Contracts [https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/81631], Sada – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 23 April (available also in Arabic).
  • Chalfaouat A and Cimini G (2020) Despite drastic measures, Covid-19 exposes educational inequalities in Morocco [https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200415-despite-drastic-measures-covid-19-exposes-educational-inequalities-in-morocco/], MeMo – Middle East Monitor, 15 April.
  • Cimini G (2020) Is Fakhfakh the right man? Tunisia’s hour of reckoning [https://www.resetdoc.org/story/fakhfakh-right-man-tunisias-hour-reckoning/], ResetDOC Analyses, 25 February.
  • Cimini G (2019) 'Missing Youth in Tunisia? Implications of Regional Disparities and Center-Periphery Divide'. In S Yom, M Lynch and W Al Khatib (eds.) Youth Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, POMEPS Studies 36, pp.20-25.
  • Cimini G (2019) Tunisia’s electoral fatigue and the bumpy road ahead [https://aspeniaonline.it/tunisias-electoral-fatigue-and-the-bumpy-road-ahead/], Aspenia on line - International analysis and commentary, 16 October.
  • Cimini G (2019) Challenging the status quo: Algeria on the move, Morocco on the fence [https://www.resetdoc.org/story/challenging-status-quo-algeria-move-morocco-fence/], ResetDOC Analyses, 23 September.
  • Cimini G (2019) The end of Essebsi’s presidency in Tunisia: taking stock of a difficult transition [https://aspeniaonline.it/the-end-of-essebsis-presidency-in-tunisia-taking-stock-of-a-difficult-transition/], Aspenia on line - International analysis and commentary, 3 September.
  • Cimini G (2018) 'Bridging the gap between Tunisian central state and cross-border regions: inclusive strategies to cope with marginalization'. In D Fakoussa and L Kabis-Kechrid (eds.) Tunisia’s Fragile Democracy: Decentralization, Institution Building and the Development of Marginalized Regions – Perspectives from the Region and Europe, DGAP Collection, pp. 55-65.

Miscellaneous (in Italiano)

  • Cimini G (2020) Traiettorie contrastate: la Tunisia, dieci anni dopo [http://https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/traiettorie-contrastate-la-tunisia-dieci-anni-dopo-28699], Italian Institute of International Politics (ISPI) Commentary, 16 December.
  • Cimini G (2020) La Tunisia Volta Pagina? Il Governo Mechichi tra Vecchie e Nuove Incertezze [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/2020/09/la-tunisia-volta-pagina-il-governo-mechichi-tra-vecchie-e-nuove-incertezze], AffarInternazionali, 11 September.
  • Cimini G (2020) Tunisia di nuovo senza governo (e in piena crisi [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/2020/07/si-dimette-il-premier-fakhfakh-tunisia-di-nuovo-senza-governo-e-in-piena-crisi] ), AffarInternazionali, 18 July.
  • Cimini G (2020) Tunisia: il Nuovo Governo tra Speranze e Incertezze [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/2020/03/tunisia-fakhfakh-governo-speranze-incertezze/], AffarInternazionali, 3 March.
  • Cimini G (2019) Dal centro alla periferia: la Tunisia dopo le elezioni [http://www.mentinfuga.com/dal-centro-alla-periferia-la-tunisia-dopo-le-elezioni-ne-parliamo-con-giulia-cimini] . Interview by P. Esposito, Mentinfuga, 30 November.
  • Cimini G (2019) Tunisia: dopo le elezioni, Saied e il banco di prova del governo [https://www.affarinternazionali.it/2019/10/tunisia-elezioni-saied-governo/], AffarInternazionali, 30 October.
  • Cimini G (2019) Tunisia: la corsa alle presidenziali come test per la democrazi [https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/tunisia-la-corsa-alle-presidenziali-come-test-la-democrazia-23899] a, Italian Institute of International Politics (ISPI) Commentary, 13 September.
  • Cimini G (2019) Tunisia: Essebsi, luci e ombre d’un presidente post-rivoluzionario [https://www.affarinternazionali.it/2019/08/tunisia-essebsi-luci-ombre/], AffarInternazionali, 09 August.
  • Cimini G (2019) Tunisia: Commissione per la resa dei conti con il passato [https://www.affarinternazionali.it/2019/01/tunisia-commissione-conti-passato/], AffarInternazionali, 28 January
  • Cimini G (2018) Tunisia: Elezioni; comuni, vincono astensionismo e indipendenti [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/2018/06/tunisia-elezioni-indipendenti/], AffarInternazionali, 19 June.
  • Cimini G (2018) Tunisia: La sfida delle elezioni amministrative del 6 maggio [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/2018/04/tunisia-sfida-elezioni-amministrative/], AffarInternazionali, 24 April.
  • Cimini G (2016) L’Italia e la scommessa degli affari tunisini [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/articolo.asp?ID=3465], AffarInternazionali, 12 November.
  • Cimini G (2016) Tunisia: Verso la zona di libero scambio con l’UE [http://www.affarinternazionali.it/articolo.asp?ID=3691], AffariInternazionali, 23 May.

Conferenze e simposi

2021 DAVO - German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation, University of Osnabrück: Securitization dynamics and Covid-19 politics in Morocco

2021 Società Italiana di Scienza Politica: Framing (in)security in the Middle East and North Africa: old trends and new challenges compared

2021 AECPA (Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administración): Towards a new social contract? Tunisia’s multifaceted crisis of authority amidst social struggles and securitization

2021 Università di Pisa: Ṯawrat al-karāma: memorie, percorsi e analisi a 10 anni dalla rivoluzione tunisina

2020 Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Sociale, Rabat: Democracy, Development and Human Rights in the Context of Crisis

2020 The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA): Arab Countries and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact, Implications, and Future Prospects

2020 York University and Laval University: International workshop "New authoritarian practices in the Middle East and North Africa"

2019 International workshop on “Rethinking Islamist Politics in North Africa and the Sahel”, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, E): Between a rock and a hard place: Ennahda trapped into domestic and international constraints

2019 Annual Meeting of Italian Society of Political Science (SISP) (Lecce, IT): Unione Europea e Regimi in Transizione: il caso Tunisino tra Resilienza, Assistenza Securitaria e Promozione Democratica.

2019 Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Workshop on Youth Politics in the Middle Eas (Amman, HKJ).

2019 Annual Meeting of the Italian Association for Middle Eastern Studies (SeSaMo), (Torino, IT): Panel convenor and co-chair (with G. Gondino) “Far from the eyes, far from the agenda? Political parties and activism in the MENA: between innovation, resistance and resilience”

2018 2nd International Conference Political Change and Territorial Conflicts in Middle East and Northern African (CAPOLCOT) (Granada, E): (with B. Tomé-Alonso) Populism in North Africa: a comparison between PJD and Ennahda.

2018 International Conference Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and CERSS (Rabat, MA): Political parties in post-2011 Tunisia.

2018 German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) Workshop (Berlin, D – Tunis, TN): Institution Building and Limited Statehood in Cross-border regions – Challenging Narratives of Exclusion and Marginalization.

2018 Annual Meeting of Italian Society of Political Science (SISP) (Torino, IT): Politics in post-2011 Morocco: From the Centre of the System and Back? e del paper The Changing Nature and Role of Political Parties in Post-2011 Tunisia and Morocco.

2018 5th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) (Seville, E): The Experience of Ennahda in Tunisia: Navigating Fragile Domestic and Regional Balances.

2018 Round Table on Political Mobilization in the Arab World (Napoli, IT): invited presentation, La mobilitazione politica oggi nel mondo arabo

2018 MECACS (Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies) seminars - St Andrews University (St Andrews, GB): invited presentation, After the Uprising: Political Parties in Tunisia and Morocco

2017 EISA 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (Barcelona, E): Reshaping post-2011 security governance in Tunisia: between internal and external factors

2017 Journées de la HALQA - Association des doctorants en sciences sociales sur les mondes musulmans modernes et contemporains (Aix en Provence, F): Les Islamistes en Tunisie et au Maroc: Quelles Opportunités Pour la Jeunesse?

2017 Seminars on “Security Sector and its Reform in the MENA Region” - Institut Català Internacional Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Skype): Tunisia and SSR: muddling through (with R. Hanau Santini)

2016 SOAS Conference “Gender and Generation in the Aftermath of the Uprisings. Political Visions, Desires, Movements in the Middle East and North Africa Today” (London, GB): The Economic Agendas of Islamists: Missing Youth in Tunisia and Morocco? (invited presentation)

2016 Colloque International de l’Institut de Récherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain – IRMC, “Transformation des régimes et recompositions des élites dans le monde arabe après 2010-2011: une approche compare” (Tunis, TN): Elites (Re-) Configuration and Policy Making in post-2011 Tunisia

2016 5th International Forum of Shanghai International Studies University, SISU - “A Global Perspective of the Middle East Governance” (Shanghai, CHN): The Economic Agendas of Islamists in Tunisia and Morocco: between Discourses and Practices

2016 Round Table in the memory of Giulio Regeni “Ricerca in pericolo/Il pericolo della ricerca” (Napoli, IT) (invited presentation).

2016 Seminar “La costruzione sociale del Medio Oriente attraverso media, cultura e istituzioni,” Università Federico II (Napoli, IT) (invited presentation)

2015 Italian Standing Group of International Relations (SGRI) and Bruno Kessler Foundation (Trento, IT): EU Democracy promotion policy after the Arab Spring: the case of Tunisia

2014 German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) (Berlin, D): Civil Society in the EU's Democracy Promotion Policy after the Arab Spring

Conoscenze linguistiche

Inglese C2. Francese C1. Arabo B2.


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