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Cyrine Ghannouchi

Cyrine Ghannouchi: Holding a B.Arch from the National School of Architecture and Urbanism of Tunis, and after a few years of practice as an architect in Tunisia, I moved to Beirut, Lebanon, to pursue an MA in Urban Planning at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA, 2012-2015) with a focus on local urban governance and disaster risk management. I later embarked on another scholarly journey at the American University of Beirut from which I recently graduated. My second MA in Public Policy and International Affairs (AUB, 2018-2021) focused on land injustices and post-conflict land management in Tunisia from a postcolonial perspective. Parallel to this academic journey, I also worked as a research assistant, program coordinator, and research associate on different projects and themes such as the right to education in conflict zones (Afghanistan more specifically), postwar reconstruction in Syria, barriers to knowledge production in the MENA region, state feminism in Lebanon, etc. I currently work as a research consultant with the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, managing multiple research-based tasks. From Tunisia to Lebanon and all the way back, my MENA experience deeply shaped who I am and what I believe in but, more importantly, my awareness of my role as a citizen from the Global South. I enjoy the challenges that come with exposure to diverse communities. People who remain genuinely humble while nurturing a remarkable intellect are those who inspire me the most.

COUNTRY: Tunisia