Jana Warkotsch

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany (GIGA)
Jana Warkotsch

Jana Warkotsch joined the GIGA as a scientific coordinator for the ANTICORRP project in October 2014. Looking at four countries in North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa the GIGA’s contribution to WP8 explores the impact of EU assistance on governance and particularly anti-corruption in recipient countries. Prior to joining ANTICORRP, Jana studied the conditions for protest mobilization in authoritarian regimes during her PhD at the European University Institute (EUI), with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She has worked as an Academic Assistant for the EU funded project “Mobilizing for Democracy” at the EUI and as a consultant for the UNHCR, GIGA, and BMZ on various topics such as corruption in Egypt, Islamism in North Africa, and the political situation in Yemen. Her main research interests are authoritarianism, regime change and persistence, as well as social movements. Her regional expertise is on the MENA, particularly Egypt and Tunisia.