Jinan is a Research Officer at the LSE Middle East Centre and the Principal Investigator of the research project entitled 'Consociationalism and Civil Resistance in Lebanon' in collaboration with the American University of Beirut, as part of the Middle East Centre’s Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programme. Her work focuses on the impact of consociationalism on democratization as well as protest movements and non-violent civil resistance in postwar Lebanon and Iraq.
Jinan is also a Fellow at the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, an MA in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University, and a BA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut.
Jinan has years of experience in political consulting and risk analysis, having served as an analyst for several organizations.