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Barbara  Zollner

Lecturer in Middle East Politics

Research interests

  • Political trends in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Islamist movements, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Social Movement Theory with particular interest in the resource mobilisation and framing processes of Islamist movements

Areas of research supervision

  • Islamism and Islamist movements: organisational structures, strategies, 'ideological' positions, attitudes towards the state
  • authoritarianism and democratisation in states of the Near and Middle East
  • legal discourses on human rights.
  • If you are interested in pursuing research in any of these areas, you should first read our advice on how to apply for MPhil/PhD research before submitting an application.

Activities in professional organisations

Recent publications and papers


  • MA Islamic Studies,  Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • PhD Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS

Barbara Zollner

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7631 6784

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