Tasnim Abderrahim is a policy analyst focusing on migration, decentralization and local governance, and EU-North Africa relations. Abderrahim was a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Program at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Prior to that, she worked with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, the Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales (CEMI) in Tunis, and the University of Gabes (in southern Tunisia).
She was also a research fellow and one of the coordinators of a German-Tunisian research project “Tunisia in Transition,” an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the transformation of the Arab World, Tunisian foreign policy, and European policy in Tunisia. Abderrahim co-edited Tunisia’s International Relations since the “Arab Spring”: Transition Inside and Out, a book on changes in Tunisia’s foreign policy and bilateral relations before and after 2011.
Abderrahim has provided commentary to several media outlets including Al Jazeera, Jeune Afrique, and Arab News. Her analysis has been published by several think tanks including the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Abderrahim holds a master’s degree in English cultural studies from the University of Tunis.