Shorouk El Hariry holds a dual MA degree in Journalism, Media and Globalization from Aarhus University, Denmark and Hamburg University, Germany as an Erasmus Mundus full scholarship holder. Her experience as a researcher includes the history of Arab states’ commitment and compliance to international human rights law at Leuphana University Lüneburg, as well as structural conditions of media freedoms in Egypt through the EU-funded MeCoDem project at Hamburg University. El Hariry has worked for European and Arab news outlets and NGOs, and is Editor of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s bimonthly publication. She is a Cairo-born writer and journalist on MENA affairs with a background in cultural studies and broad research interest in the Arab world.
In October 2017, El Hariry started pursuing a PhD in Arab history as part of the ERC-funded Global History of Technology (Global HoT) research project at Darmstadt University of Technology.