since 2022Associate Fellow at PRIF
since 2021PhD Student in the „ConTrust“ cluster initiative
since 2021Research Fellow at Institute of Political Science, GU-Frankfurt
2021Internship at German Corporation for International Corporation (GIZ), Department Near and Middle East
2020Internship at German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in the research group Near and Middle East and Africa
2019-2020Project Coordinator at Migration Hub Heidelberg
2018-2021Masters program Political Science and Geography, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
2017Internship at Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte
2016-2018Student Assistant at Institute of Social Science, Humboldt-University Berlin
2015-2016Erasmus visiting student bachelors program European and International Studies, King‘s College London
2013-2018Bachelors program Social Science, Humboldt-University Berlin


Nahla El-Menshawy is working on the following issues:

  • Trust and Conflict in Yemen
  • Transformation processes in the middle east
  • Autocracies and legitimisation processes
  • Post-conflict states

Other professional activities

since 2022Co-Spokesperson of Early Career Researchers at ConTrust Cluster