Since May 2018 Tim Rottleb has been working as a research associate for the Research Area “Economy and Civil Society” in the Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education: International Branch Campus Development at the Interface of Network and Territorial Embeddedness”.
He completed his B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on Political Science which was followed by a M.A. in Politics and Economics of the Middle East, both at Philipps University in Marburg. During his studies he was mainly interested in researching various forms of societal conflicts in the MENA region and their urban dimension. With his M.A. thesis he explored the interrelation of contested public space in Cairo and processes of urban development as a material-spatial condensation of class antagonisms in Egypt. During his Master studies he worked as a research assistant at the research project “Re-configurations” at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies in Marburg. In addition, he has gained experience in the field of international development by working for UN-Habitat in Cairo and the UN World Food Programme in Berlin.