Dr Nele Lenze

Dr Nele Lenze

Visiting Fellow

Middle East Centre

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Key Expertise
Middle East

About me

Nele Lenze was a Short-term Fellow with the Kuwait Programme in the LSE Middle East Centre.

Nele is an Assistant Professor at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. Previously she worked as Senior Research Fellow and Managing Editor at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore. She holds a PhD in Middle East Studies and Media Studies from the University of Oslo and obtained her master’s from Freie University Berlin.

Nele’s research focuses on the cultural online sphere in the Gulf. She co-edited Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East (2014) with Charlotte Schriwer as well as The Arab Uprisings: Catalysts, Dynamics, and Trajectories (2014) with Fahed Al-Sumait and Michael Hudson,  Media in the Middle East: Activism, Politics, and Culture (2017) with Charlotte Schriwer and Zubaidah Abdul Jalil and a monograph Politics and Digital Literature in the Middle East. Perspectives on Online Text and Context (2018). Another edited volume co-edited with Charlotte Schriwer is Participation Culture in the Gulf: Networks, Politics and Identity (2018).

Expertise Details

New media; social media; cultural production; Kuwait