Ali Fathollah-Nejad was a nonresident fellow with the Center on Middle East Policy at Brookings and is a former visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He is currently senior lecturer in Middle East and comparative politics at the University of Tübingen’s Institute of Political Science, where he is also coordinator of the joint master’s program with the American University in Cairo (AUC). In the fall 2018 term, he was also an adjunct assistant professor in the Ph.D. program of Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center. Before that, he was a post-doctoral associate with the Iran Project at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center and an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Program of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – acting as the latter's in-house Iran expert. Currently, he is also an honorary affiliated researcher with Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CECID) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Freie Universität (FU) Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics. Due to COVID-19, his March 2020 visiting professorship at the Centre for International Studies of the University of Economics in Prague was postponed.