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Ricarda Ameling


Freie Universität Berlin

Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics

CRC 1171 "Affective Societies" - C01


Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 30/208
14195 Berlin

Ricarda Ameling is a PhD candidate and research associate at the CRC “Affective Societies” and works on affect and emotion within the context of authoritarian transformations in Egypt after 2011. She studied Islamic Studies and Political Science at FU Berlin and the American University in Cairo. Her research interests include contemporary political and cultural transformations in the MENA region, nationalism, gender, postcolonial theory as well as critical theory. She gained work experience at the SWP (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) and international organizations focusing on migration as well as peace and development work. 


  • Ameling, Ricarda (2022) ‘Constructing the National Body through Public Homophobia: A Discourse Analysis of Egyptian Media Coverage of the ‘Rainbow Flag Case’ in 2017’, Rowaq Arabi 27 (1), pp. 23-38, DOI: 10.53833/PXDI8870

English: https://rowaq.cihrs.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Ricarda-Ameling-En-Constructing-the-National-Body-through-Public-Homophobia-A-Discourse-Analysis-of-Egyptian-Media-Coverage-of-the-Rainbow-Flag-Case-in-2017-Rowaw-Arabi-27-1-1.pdf

Arabic: https://rowaq.cihrs.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Ricarda-Ameling-Ar-Constructing-the-National-Body-through-Public-Homophobia-A-Discourse-Analysis-of-Egyptian-Media-Coverage-of-the-Rainbow-Flag-Case-in-2017-Rowaw-Arabi-27-1-1.pdf


  • "The changing narrative of the 25 January Revolution under al-Sisi - a genealogy of diminishing", in: "Affective Authoritarianisms": Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in the Arab World and Turkey Panel, MESA Annual Meeting, December 1, 2022, Denver, USA.
  • "Framing Revolution(s): A comparative look at the emotional and affective dimension in Al Ahram’s reporting during the ‘25 January Revolution’ in 2011 and the Coup d’état in 2013", in: Affective Authoritarianism, Resistance and Media in Egypt and Turkey, 34. Deutscher Orientalisten Tag, September 13, 2022, Berlin.
  • "The changing narrative of the 25 January Revolution under al-Sisi - a genealogy of diminishing", in the International Workshop on "Affective Authoritarianisms“. Affect, Emotions and Authoritarian Governance in Global Perspectives, April 8, 2022, Berlin.