Larissa Abou Harb is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. Her dissertation explores how beyond-ethnic protest movements select their repertoires of contention in ethnically divided societies, by conducting a comparative analysis between Lebanon’s October Uprising in 2019 and the 2014 wave of protests in Bosnia – Herzegovina. In her research, Abou Harb focuses on intra-movement dynamics, the agency of authorities, and protest policing.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Modern Languages and a Diploma in Interpretation from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and a master’s degree in Middle East Politics and Security Studies from the University of Bradford. Her research interests include identity politics, post-conflict power-sharing agreements, and social movements in divided societies.