NU-Q Research

(In)security in Everyday Life: Perspectives from the Middle East

Project Description

This project explores and critically unpacks the micro relations embedded in questions of security and insecurity in the Middle East. Euro-American models dominate the security discourse in the Middle East, despite studies of regional security having proliferated in the past several decades. The field is also saturated with international relations and security studies scholarship focused on geopolitics. In contrast, Professor Hermez and colleagues intend to privilege people’s everyday lives, taking their experiences, understandings, and terminologies as starting points for what it means to feel (in)secure, and to explore the strategies that people employ to live with insecurity.


Sami Hermez


Wenner-Gren Foundation