Youssef El-Chazli is a graduate assistant at the Institute of Political and International Studies of the University of Lausanne. He grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. After studying Law (I.D.A.I., Cairo University), Middle Eastern Studies (Sciences Po Paris) and earning a dual Masters degree in International Relations and International Affairs (Sciences Po Paris), he is currently enrolled in a dual Phd program in both the University of Lausanne and the University of Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne. His doctoral research focuses on the Egyptian contentious politics, and more specifically on revolutionary dynamics in the city of Alexandria.
His research interests also includes the arts of protest and resistance to political, social and cultural domination (radical political groups, alternative art, etc.). He is a member of the Centre de recherche sur l’action politique de l’Université de Lausanne (CRAPUL) as well as the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CESSP). In 2014-2015, he will be a Visiting Phd Scholar at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University in New York. His publications are available on www.youssefelchazli.com.