Dr. habil. Steffen Wippel


Dr. Steffen Wippel is currently  PUBLICATION MANAGER at the Merian Center for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM). He previously worked at Freie Universität Berlin, the Universities of Potsdam, Erlangen, Leipzig and Marburg, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin. He holds a PhD in economics from the FU Berlin and a habilitation degree (Dr. habil.) from the University of Erlangen. His interdisciplinary research focuses on regionalization processes (including transregional entanglements) and urban development (especially of port and secondary cities) in the MENA region. His most important research fields have been Morocco and Oman. Currently, Wippel is finalizing an edited volume entitled “Branding the Middle East” and preparing a new research project on socially sustainable urban development in Arab cities under conditions of neoliberalisation and authoritarian regimes.

Coordination Office

MECAM established a coordination office based in Tunis. The office provides operational support in four related work areas, namely management, infrastructure and administration, network and communication, and academic activities. It is comprised of an academic coordinator, a research coordinator, a project coordinator and a student assistant.