Amal Obeidi is currently Associate researcher in the DFG-funded research project “Political in the Making” - University of Bayreuth in Germany.
She obtained a Ph.D. from Durham University, UK, in Middle Eastern Politics in 1997. She served for two years as a Dean of the Faculty of Economics of University of (Benghazi), where she was the head of the Political Science Department until November 2008.
Dr Obeidi also was head of the Studies and Research unit at the Research Centre of the University of Benghazi during 2006-2008. She was the head of the quality office at the faculty of Economics from September 2009 until December 2010.
Her publications include Political Culture in Libya (2001), The Political Elites in Libya (2008), The National Security in Libya: Challenges of the Transitional Period (2012). The Impact of the Revolution and the Transitional Period on Women’s Empowerment Policies in Libya (2013), “From Forced Reconciliation to Recognition: The Abu Salim Case in Historical Perspective” (in: Jan Michiel Otto et. al. (eds), Searching for Justice in Post-Gaddafi Libya: a Socio-Legal Exploration of People’s Concerns and Institutional Responses at Home and from Abroad, Leiden 2013). „Identity in Libya: Orientations of Loyalty and Identification “Benghazi University Research Centre (2015); Political Socialisation in Post Gaddafi Libya: Analysis Study of the Values of the Co-Existence in the Primary School Curriculum in Social Cohesion in Libya and Elsewhere, Tunisia, 2017. Local Reconciliation in Libya: An Exploratory Study on Traditional Reconciliation Processes and Mechanisms since 2011 (UNDP) 2018. Dr. Obeidi specialises in gender issues, public policies, human rights, civil society, conflict issues and conflict resolutions, and security issues, especially in the Mediterranean region.