Tareq Sydiq

Tareq Sydiq

Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24315 +49 6421 28-24528 tareq.sydiq@staff 1 Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
F|20 Institutsgebäude (Room: 101 resp. +1/0010)

Organizational unit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)
  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Office HourOffice Hour

    Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 in Room 1/001 - Ketzerbach 11. Office hours can be scheduled through Ilias or via Email.

    Starting from 30. November 2019 I will only be available via Email or Ilias due to a research stay in Japan.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Research FocusResearch Focus

    authoritarian statehood

    social movement studies

    resistance studies

    regional focus: MENA and Eastern Asia

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen TeachingTeaching

    Winter Term 2019/20: Political legitimacy in the Middle East and the Arab Spring

    Winter Term 2018/19: Study trip Law, Justice and social conflikt: Learning out of the NSU-trial? (with Maria Ketzmerick)

    Winter Term 2018/19: Contemporary Political and Social theories beyond the European canon (with Maria Ketzmerick)

    Summer Term 2018: Protest, Resistance, Collective Action

    Winter Term 2017/18: Political legitimacy in the Middle East and the Arab Spring

    Summer Term 2017: Resistance,  Collective Action and Revolution

    Winter Term 16/17: Political legitimacy in the Middle East and the Arab Spring

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Studies and PositionsStudies and Positions

    December 2019 - July 2020: JSPS Fellowship at the Chiba University

    Since 2016: editor of the journal for peace and conflict studies (Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, ZeFKo) of the Center for Conflict Studies

    Studying for a a PhD as a Research fellow of Prof. Bonacker.

    2014 - 2015: MSc State, Society and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Special focus on the relationship between states and civil societies in the global south and political transformations in the MENA-region.

    2010 - 2014: Studied political science and sociology at the LMU Munich and Kansas State University, Manhattan. Special focus on political participation and critical security studies.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen PublicationsPublications


    Soudias, D. & Sydiq, T. (2020): Theorizing the Spatiality of Protest. Special Issue in Contention: The Multidiscplinary Journal of Social Protest

    Sydiq, T. (2020): Asymmetries of Spatial Contestations. Controlling Protest Spaces and Coalition-Building during the Iranian December 2017 Protests, in: Soudias, D. & Sydiq, T. (2020): Theorizing the Spatiality of Protest. Special Section in Contention: The Multidiscplinary Journal of Social Protest

    Ciftci, S., Nawaz, M. A., & Sydiq, T. (2015). Globalization, Contact, and Religious Identity: A Cross‐National Analysis of Interreligious Favorability. Social Science Quarterly.

    Conferences and contributed talks:

    Sydiq/Ketzmerick (2019): contributed talk “Harnessing theories of IR beyond the European canon”, handed in for the annual conference of the International Studies Association on 27. - 30. März 2019 in Toronto.

    Sydiq (2018): contributed talk “A generational approach to legitimacy in authoritarian structures” at the annual conference of the International Studies Association on 4. – 7. April 2018 in San Francisco.

    Sydiq (2017): contributed talk „How a ‘normalization’ of post-revolutionary politics in Iran challenges existing conception on Iranian Youth” at the 33. German Oriental Studies Conference on 18 - 22. September 2017 in Jena.

    Sydiq (2017): contributed talk „Riots as spaces of collective identity and action in authoritarian contexts” zur Konferenz “Riots. Violence as politics?” am 19. - 20. Mai in Berlin.

    Sydiq/Bonacker (2017): Compilation of a Panel „theorize radicalization“ at the AFK/EuPRA conference on 16. – 18. march 2017 in Schwerte.

    Lectures and Workshops:

    August 2018: two-week Supplement course „German Politics in a Changing World” during the Hessen International Summer University.

    November 2017: Lecture „Privatization of Rent: Importance on non-state stakeholders in Iran“ at the Autumn School in Teheran, Iran on 28.10.17 – 04.11.17.

    July 2017: Workshop for the Sommercampus of the Start-Stiftung „Wissenschaft machen! Forschungsworkshop für den Nachwuchs“, together with Han Tran (UvA Amsterdam).

    June 2017: Workshop „The influence of historical transnational/translocal areas or structures and their influence on societal conflicts” at a Summer School in Almaty, Kasachstan on 20.06.17 – 30.06.17, together with Stephen Foose (University of Marburg).

    April 2017: Lecture “Wege aus der Gewalt – Perspektiven für Frieden in Syrien“ as part of a lecture series „Herkunftsländer der Flüchtlinge in Deutschland“ at the Ländlichen Heimvolkshochschule e. V. in Mariaspring.

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