Born in 1983, Marie Vannetzel is Post-doc researcher at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI-Sciences Po). She completed her PhD in Political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in September 2012, under the supervision of Jean-Louis Briquet and Sarah Ben Nefissa. Based on extensive field work in three areas of Greater Cairo between 2005 and 2010, her doctoral thesis focused on the daily activities of members of parliament in the last years of Mubarak’s rule and on processes of electoral mobilization and politicization.
She has been granted a research fellowship from the French Ministry of research and higher education in 2007, and has been teaching as Associate Tutor (ATER) at Paris 13 University from 2011 to 2013. She has published several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals of political sociology including Politix (translated in English), Politique Africaine, or Revue internationale de politique comparée.
In the frame of the WAFAW Project, her research focuses on the recompositions of local politics, electoral dynamics and political identities in the context of the revolutionary process in Egypt.