Ameni Mehrez

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Political Science

I am a PhD candidate in comparative politics at Central European University (CEU) where I research contemporary politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The focus of my research is on regime change, the role of religion and specifically Islam in politics, and political psychology in the MENA region. I am the founder of the Middle East and North Africa Space – research group based at CEU Budapest since 2018.

My main areas of expertise are public opinion, automated text analysis, political ideologies in Arab-Muslim cultures, and religion and politics.

Working Papers:
-Do Moral Values Predict Political Ideology? A Cross-Cultural Analysis Using Multilevel Modelling.
- The Moral Foundations of Liberal and Conservative Parties in Post-Revolution Tunisia.
- The Determinants of Political Cleavages in the 2019 Tunisian Elections.
- What is Left-wing and Right-wing Political Ideology in Tunisia?


MA, International Relations, Univeristy of Pécs

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