Sondoss Lemjid



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Department: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS)

I am a PhD candidate in Middle East Politics at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. My research focuses on the investment strategies of Gulf countries, particularly Qatar.

Prior to pursuing my doctoral studies, I obtained a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Turin, Italy (2020), specialising in the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. My master’s thesis examined the relationship between oil and conflict in South Sudan. I was then awarded a scholarship for the Master’s program in Global Marketing, Communication, and ‘Made in Italy’. I was selected based on my outstanding academic performance. 

I completed my undergraduate studies in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Turin, Italy (2017). My dissertation explored the response of Muslims living in Italy to Islamic terrorism in Europe from 2015 to 2017.