Institute of Political Science

Ahmed Maati M.A.

Contact Information

Melanchthonstr. 36

72074 Tübingen, Germany

Room 118

Phone: 07071/ 29-78368

mailto: ahmed.maati(at)

Research Associate


Office Hours

Office hours by appointment

Academic Background

Ahmed Maati has been affiliated with the department of political science in Tübingen since 2012; he worked for the joint research group “Arab Youth: From Engagement to Inclusion” at our partner institution: the American university in Cairo. He has offered both M.A and B.A level courses on political Islam and comparative politics in the MENA. Ahmed Maati is since August 2017 a Research Associate of Professor Schlumberger at the chair of “Middle East and Comparative Politics”. He concluded his M.A. degree in Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society (CMEPS) in 2015 with a research focus on identity conflicts, statehood, and democratization. His M.A. thesis is titled “State identity, democratization, and the democratic deficit in the Muslim world”.

Research Interests

Religion and politics

Statehood and regimes

Identity conflicts and authoritarianism


Political Islam (Summer Term 2018)

Comparative Politics of the Middle East (Summer Term 2018)

Research in Political Science: Ethics and Methods CMEPS & MAFIP (Winter Term 2017/18)

Political Islam (Summer Term 17)

Comparative politics: The comparative politics of the Middle East B.A (Winter Term 2016/17)

Islam and Democracy (Summer Term 2016)


Co-convenor (with Professor Dr. Oliver Schlumberger) of a double panel titled Dimensions of Authoritarianism at the DVPW conference Unlike Twins: Comparing Democracies and Autocracies, Tübingen, March 2017. Professor Dr. Andreas Schedler chaired the panel.

Paper presentations:

“Exclusivist identity formation, the state, and authoritarianism”. DVPW, Tübingen. March 2017.

“Diversity, Cohesion, and Democracy: State Identity and a Call for the Reconceptualization of Cohesion”. 24th world congress of political science. IPSA, Poznan. July 2016.

“State Identity and Foreign Policy: Explaining Shifts in Egyptian Foreign Policy”. EWIS, Tübingen. 6-8 April 2016.

Professional Background


Research assistant and field researcher at the American University in Cairo for the international research project “Arab Youth – From Engagement to Inclusion?” (funded by VolkswagenStiftung).