Wassim Naboulsi (University of Sussex)
Dr Wassim Naboulsi is a Lawyer and an Associate Tutor in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, where he is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS). Wassim has a BA in Law from the Lebanese University. He is a member of the Tripoli Bar Association in Lebanon and has a twenty-two-year experience as a lawyer in Lebanon. He holds an MA in Politics from the University of Sheffield (2015), and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex (2022).
His research interests include Syria studies, Revolution Studies, Rural-Urban Relations, Social Identity Theory, Marxism, Gramscian and Neo-Gramscian Theory, Development Studies, Discourse Analysis and Drama Analysis. In addition to his academic expertise, Wassim has been involved in Lebanese politics: he worked as a legal advisor for former Minister of Youth and Sports, Faissal Karame, and as media advisor for former Lebanese Prime Minister, Omar Karame.
As a civil society activist in Lebanon, Wassim co-founded and managed the Arab Centre for Training and Development in Tripoli between 2004-2006; he was also a member of several NGOs concerned with developing his hometown, Tripoli. Wassim has been an opinion writer in Arab daily newspapers (al-Akhbar and The New Arab) as well as other online news outlets. At Sussex, Wassim teaches a variety of modules, including The Politics of Foreign Policy, The Short Twentieth Century, Key Thinkers in Development, and The Rise of the Modern International Order.