Malek Lakhal

Research Fellow - Tunis
Arab Reform Initiative Team

Malek Lakhal is a Tunisian researcher and writer. Her research focuses on citizenship, social movements, civil society organisations, and feminism. Prior to working at the Arab Reform Initiative, she was a journalist at Nawaat and a research assistant at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Malek is also a novelist, her novel “Valse des Silences” is published by JC Lattès. She holds a master’s degree in political theory from Sciences Po Paris.


Tunisian Youth Perceptions of Authoritarian Restoration:  Withering Support to Democracy 
24 April 2024
Interview with Author Maged Mandour:  Egypt under El Sisi, a New Brand of Authoritarianism
19 April 2024
Tunisia:   The Nation and Its Traitors — Malek Lakhal
12 December 2023
Arab Normalization with Israel and the War on Gaza:  Interview with Mahjoob Zweiri
8 November 2023
Arab Normalization with Israel and the War on Gaza:   Interview with Mouin Rabbani
8 November 2023
Tunisia in the wake of the referendum:   A new divisive Constitution
Bawader / Commentary
23 August 2022
#Constitution#Political Participation#Tunisia
Youth political participation in post-2011 Tunisia:   Exploring the impact of the youth quota system through the prism of local municipal councillors — Malek Lakhal
25 May 2022
#Political Participation#Tunisia#Youth
The ghost people and populism from above:   The Kais Saied case — Malek Lakhal
Bawader / Commentary
23 March 2022
Police Unions and Political Developments in Tunisia:  Interview with Audrey Pluta
14 September 2021
“The Hirak is not only the Space of Subjective Liberation but also that of the Collective One”:  Interview with Algerian Psychoanalyst Karima Lazali
6 July 2021
#Algeria#Social Movements
Tunisia:  A Revolution Still Without Monuments — Malek Lakhal
Bawader / Commentary
12 May 2021
#Governance#Reform#Social Justice#Tunisia