Miriam Bohn

Miriam Bohn, M.A.

Research Associate

Institute of Political Science
Chair of Middle East Politics and Society

Room: Room 0.015
Kochstraße 4
91054 Erlangen

Office hours

Jede Woche Mo, 15:00 - 16:00, Room 0.015, Anmeldung bitte per E-Mail

 

  • since 10/2020: Research associate at the Chair of Middle East Politics and Society at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and PhD candidate
  • 01/2018 – 10/2020: Research associate for the DFG project ‘Decentralization in the Arab World: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan from a comparative perspective’ (Prof. Thomas Demmelhuber and Prof. Roland Sturm) and PhD candidate at the Institute for Political Science, Chair of Middle East Politics and Society at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 04/2016 – 12/2017: Student research assistant at the Institute for Political Science, Chair of Middle East Politics and Society (Prof. Thomas Demmelhuber) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2014 – 09/2017: Master degree in Political Science at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2010 – 03/2014: Bachelor degree in Social Sciences at University of Stuttgart and Brunel University London

Publications

  • Bohn, Miriam/Demmelhuber, Thomas & Vollmann, Erik (2021). Doing Research on Subnational Levels of Autocracies: Field Work and Methodological Approach. In Demmelhuber, Thomas & Sturm, Roland (eds.): Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Informal Politics, Subnational Governance and the Periphery, 45-58. Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi.org/10.5771/9783748920731-45
  • Bohn, Miriam, & Vollmann, Erik (2021). Untangling Elite Networks and Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Neopatrimonialism Revisited. In Demmelhuber, Thomas & Sturm, Roland (eds.): Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Informal Politics, Subnational Governance and the Periphery, 59-106. Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi.org/10.5771/9783748920731-59
  • Vollmann, Erik & Bohn, Miriam (2021). Fiscal Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Deciphering Motives and Outcomes. In Demmelhuber, Thomas & Sturm, Roland (eds.): Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Informal Politics, Subnational Governance and the Periphery, 107-150. Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi.org/10.5771/9783748920731-107
  • Vollmann, Erik/Bohn, Miriam/Sturm, Roland & Demmelhuber, Thomas (2020). Decentralisation as authoritarian upgrading? Evidence from Jordan and Morocco, The Journal of North African Studies, 1–32. DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1787837
  • Karmel, Ezra & Bohn, Miriam (2020). Decentralization in Jordan. In Shalaby, Marwa/Weiss, Chagai/Lust, Ellen M./Kao, Kristen/Vollmann, Erik/Bergh, Sylvia I./Karmel, Ezra/Bohn, Miriam/Kherigi, Intissar & Kadirbeyoglu, Zeynep (2020). The Dynamics of Decentralization in the MENA: Processes, Outcomes, and Obstacles. The Program on Governance and Local Development, Working Paper No. 31 2020, 40-53. Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg. URL: https://gld.gu.se/media/1738/gld-working-paper-31.pdf
  • Bohn, Miriam/Demmelhuber, Thomas/Sturm, Roland, & Vollmann, Erik (2018). Dezentralisierung in der arabischen Welt: ein konzeptioneller Zugang. In Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismus-Forschung Tübingen (eds.): Jahrbuch des Föderalismus 2018, 157-171. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Bohn, Miriam/Vollmann, Erik & Zumbrägel, Tobias (2018). Abenteuer am Golf: Saudi-Arabiens Wandel unter den Salmans. In Gesellschaft. Wirtschaft. Politik. (GWP) 67(2/2018), 167-173. URL: https://doi.org/10.3224/gwp.v67i2.01

Presentations at Conferences

  • International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress (Lisbon, digital, July 10 – 15, 2021). Presented topic: “The Autocrat’s Guide to the Periphery. Untangling the Relationship of Decentralization and Elite Dynamics Under Authoritarianism. A Case Study of Jordan”.
  • British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Conference (Kent, digital, July 5 – 9, 2021). Presented topic: “Untangling Elite Networks and Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Neopatrimonialism Revisited”.
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting (New Orleans, November 13 – 17, 2019). Presented topic: “New Players, New Rules? Analyzing the Impact of Decentralization on Central and Subnational Elite Networks in Jordan”.
  • International DAVO Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East (Hamburg, October 3 – 5, 2019). Presented topic: “New Players, New Rules? Analyzing the Impact of Decentralization on Central and Subnational Elite Networks in Jordan”.
  • ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops (Mons, April 8 – 12, 2019). Presented topic: “Decentralization Strategies in Jordan and Morocco: Local Empowerment or Authoritarian Upgrading?”.
  • German Political Science Association (GPSA) “Frontiers of Democracy” (Frankfurt a. Main, September 25 – 28, 2018). Presented topic: “Sectarianism for the Sake of Regime Resilience. Saudi Arabia’s Regional Foreign Policy”.
  • World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) (Sevilla, July 16 – 20, 2018). Presented topic: “Sectarianism for the Sake of Regime Resilience. Saudi Arabia’s Regional Foreign Policy”.

Teaching

  • Patterns of Conflict in the MENA: National, Regional, and International Dimensions (winter semester 2021/22, BA seminar)
  • A Middle East Cold War? The Rivalry Between Saudi Arabia and Iran (summer semester 2021, BA seminar)
  • Still Standing Strong: Autocracies in the Middle East (summer semester 2021, BA seminar)
  • The “Safe Oasis” of the Middle East? Politics and Society of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (winter semester 2020/21, BA seminar)

  • DAAD-PROMOS scholarship for Modern Standard Arabic Level 1 at Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan (06/2017 – 09/2017)