Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform as well as the political economy of conflicts and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Meddeb was Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute, where he focused on political transition and inequality in Tunisia. He is also a consultant for International Alert, where he is conducting research on smuggling and border policing at the Tunisian-Algerian border. Since 2009, Meddeb has been a research consultant for the French Agency for Development (AFD), where is analyzing the political economy of reform and social injustice in Tunisia in the wake of the Arab uprisings.
Meddeb’s writing has been published in Revue du Tiers Monde, Politique Africaine, and Assafir. Meddeb is the co-author of an upcoming book, La question de la justice sociale à l'épreuve des printemps arabes. Réflexions à partir du Maroc et de la Tunisie (The Question of Social Justice after the Arab Spring: Reflections from Morocco and Tunisia) Éditions Karthala, Collection Recherches Internationales. The book focuses on the different understandings of social justice among bureaucrats, Islamists, young activists, and citizens and analyses the political economy of reforms implemented in Tunisia and Morocco to address popular claims.