MSc, Politics and International Relations - Edinburgh, UK
MSc, International Cooperation and Urban Development - TU Darmstadt, Germany
MSc, Urban Development Economics - Roma II Tor Vergata, Italy
Safa Ashoub is a trained political scientist and an urbanist. She holds a double master’s in International Cooperation and Urban Development at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany & University of Rome II, Italy (2008-2010). She also received a third master's degree in Politics and International Relations (with focus on urban social movements) at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2012).
She has more than 10 years of total working experience, in international organizations She worked closely with local and national authorities in Egypt and other Arab states and has done extensive urban field research in Egypt.
Currently, she is working as a Regional Public Space Expert for the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) where she is responsible for a number of public space projects in Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. Her research interests include social movements, alternative governance, urban activism and politics of transition.