Post-doctoral Researcher in History
Chiara Diana is assistant professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Research Associate at the French Institute IREMAM-CNRS (France). She successfully obtained her PhD in History at Aix-Marseille University in 2015 and received a distinguished dissertation award for her thesis dissertation by the Louis Cros-CUIP Foundation and Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (Institute of France, Paris) in 2017. Since her undergraduate studies, she has had the privilege to study and to work in prestigious academic institutions – from Italy to Egypt, France, Lebanon, Portugal, Belgium and Tunisia. In 2014, she was invited to give a lecture about Arab Uprisings, Activism, Childhood and Education at University of Illinois (USA). She also worked as teaching assistant in different universities (University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Aix-Marseille University) and as postdoc visiting research fellow in various European and non-European institutions (Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), Lisbon; Centre d’Études Maghrébines (CEMAT), Tunis; Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), Tunis; Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO), Beirut). She regularly travels around the world for disseminating research findings at international conferences (Australia, UK, Turkey, USA, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland). Many of her public presentations have turned into individual and collective publications projects. Besides the academic experience, she has also demonstrated her capacities to translate research results to non-academic audience working for international agencies and NGOs, such as UNESCO (2011), World Bank (2017), Plan International Ireland (2019). Her current research interests include childhood and youth in Arab countries and in diaspora, child protection, civil society, education, political socialization, memory of 2010-2011 revolution in Tunisia and in Egypt. She is currently founder member and secretary of the Association of Middle East Children’s and Youth Studies (AMECYS).