mmekouar


Merouan Mekouar

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Department of Social Science

Associate Professor
Coordinator, International Development Studies (IDST)

Office: Founders College 323
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 22739
Email: mmekouar@yorku.ca

Media Requests Welcome
Accepting New Graduate Students


I am Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, Canada. I completed my PhD in Political Science at McGill University in May 2013. Most of my writing has focused on social movements, authoritarianism and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as the diffusion of social norms. My first book titled "Protest and Mass Mobilization: Authoritarian Collapse and Political Change in North Africa" was published with RoutIedge in 2016. I am also currently working on a co-edited book project: Authoritarianism Reframed: New Forms of State Control in the Middle East and North Africa as well as a special issue on LGBTQ rights and contention over rights.

I have received numerous awards and grants including the Abner Kingman Fellowship, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Grant, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant, SSHRC Small Fund, York University Faculty Association Teaching Grant and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Seed Grant among others. I also present a bi-weekly TV segment at Radio-Canada (ICI-Ontario) where I discuss current issues relevant to the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa.

My research is located at the intersection of Middle East Studies, Political Economy, and Norm Diffusion. I am particularly interested in the micro-changes in the economic and cultural fabric of MENA societies as well as the responses of local regimes to these changes. I am accepting graduate students working on norm diffusion, state-society relations, social movements, as well as the political economy of the MENA region.

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Degrees

Ph.D, Political Science, McGill
MA, Political Science, McGill
BA, Political Science, Université de Montréal

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Politics and Government , International Relations, International Development

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science LECT


I am Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, Canada. I completed my PhD in Political Science at McGill University in May 2013. Most of my writing has focused on social movements, authoritarianism and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as the diffusion of social norms. My first book titled "Protest and Mass Mobilization: Authoritarian Collapse and Political Change in North Africa" was published with RoutIedge in 2016. I am also currently working on a co-edited book project: Authoritarianism Reframed: New Forms of State Control in the Middle East and North Africa as well as a special issue on LGBTQ rights and contention over rights.

I have received numerous awards and grants including the Abner Kingman Fellowship, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Grant, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant, SSHRC Small Fund, York University Faculty Association Teaching Grant and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Seed Grant among others. I also present a bi-weekly TV segment at Radio-Canada (ICI-Ontario) where I discuss current issues relevant to the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa.

My research is located at the intersection of Middle East Studies, Political Economy, and Norm Diffusion. I am particularly interested in the micro-changes in the economic and cultural fabric of MENA societies as well as the responses of local regimes to these changes. I am accepting graduate students working on norm diffusion, state-society relations, social movements, as well as the political economy of the MENA region.

Degrees

Ph.D, Political Science, McGill
MA, Political Science, McGill
BA, Political Science, Université de Montréal

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Politics and Government , International Relations, International Development


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1009 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 A Introduction to Social Science LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1000 6.0 B Introduction to Social Science LECT