I am a postdoc at KU Leuven and an adjunct professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
My research focusses on the EU's foreign policy towards its Southern neighbourhood as well as political, social and economic developments in the Mediterranean region. Other interests include euroscepticism, far-right movements and all things Brexit.
My non-academic writings have appeared in various media outlets including Politico Europe, The Guardian, Spiegel Online, Zeit Online, The Conversation and Poynter.
The photo shows cars queuing for petrol in downtown Cairo at about 5am
a few days before the 2013 coup d’état.