Zeina Moneer

Egyptian environmental politics researcher

Zeina Moneer holds a PhD in environmental politics from Freiburg University in Germany. She was a Visiting Scholar to the Institute of Social Ecology of Alpen Adria University in Vienna in 2014. In 2018, She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. She works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment of the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Currently, She works as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Sciences, New Hampshire University.  In addition to her academic accomplishments, she works as a consultant to a number of national NGOs. In addition, she works as a Freelancer Journalist writing for a number of Arabic newspapers and English blogs.

Her research interests include environmental movements, environmental justice, climate change policy, and sustainability transition.

Her current research project focuses on the discourses of environmental movements that erupted in MENA region in the wake of Arab Spring. In particular, she investigates how these movements could be sites for knowledge production about how nature-culture are organically linked in the everyday struggles of the masses and how environmental justice has become to the forefront of public sphere in the Global South.