Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Sarah Bassisseh, M.A.

Contact Information

Melanchthonstr. 36
72074 Tübingen, Germany

Research Associate and Junior Lecturer

Academic Background 

Sarah Bassisseh is a Ph.D. student at the institute of political science, the University of Tübingen.
She is also a junior lecturer and research associate with the research group: Middle East and Comparative Political Science.
She received her BA and MA in “English Language and Literature” from Al-Baath University in Syria in 2015 and 2020 respectively. In 2022, she graduated with Honors from Eötvös loránd University with an MA in “International Relations”. She was also awarded the “Best Thesis Award” for her MA thesis.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus on state identity and identity politics of authoritarian regimes, speech acts and rhetoric, diaspora, state survival, and legitimacy, with a specific focus on Syria.


 State Identities in Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East, University of Tübingen (Sommer 2023)

 Middle East Politics and SocietyUniversity of Tübingen (Winter 2022/23) 

Selected Publications 

“Representation of the Colonial Self in Michael Ondaatje’s Autobiography, Running in the Family”. Al-Baath University Journal 2020 

Colonial Discourse and Assimilation in Sally Morgan’s My Place” in The Scientific Association of Language Faculties and Institutes, 2020 (pp. 224-243).