Dr. Annette Ranko


Dr. Annette Ranko currently serves as Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s desk officer for integration policy. From 2017 to 2020 she served as the Foundation's  Resident Representative to Jordan. Prior to that she worked as a political analyst and research fellow at the Middle East Department of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, a think tank funded partly by the German Federal Foreign Office. As head of the GIGA's research team "Religion and Politics" and of two third party funded research projects her work has focussed on the Muslim Brotherhood as well as on the Salafist movement. Dr. Ranko received two awards for her doctoral thesis on the Muslim Brotherhood. She has authored two books and has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals. From 2014 to 2015 she held an interim professorship in Islamic Studies at the University of Hamburg. She has also regularly provided policy advice to several German ministries.



Academic publications (selection):

  • 2019: “Organizational Split and Radicalization Within Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood“ (mit Mohammad Yaghi), The Washington Institute, PolicyWatch, 3089.
  • 2019: “Explaining Divergent Transformation Paths in Tunisia and Egypt: The Role of Inter-Elite Trust“ (mit Mazen Hassan und Jasmin Lorch), Mediterranean Politics, online first: 1-26.
  • 2018: “A Common Transnational Agenda? Communication Network and Discourse of Political-Salafists on Twitter“ (mit Justyna Nedza und Nikolai Roehl), Mediterranean Politics,  23/2: 286-308.
  • 2016: “Crossing the Ideological Divide? Egypt’s Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood after the Arab Spring” (mit Justyna Nedza), Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 39/6: 519-541.
  • 2015: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and its Quest for Hegemony in Egypt. State-Discourse and Islamist Counter-Discourse (1981-2011), Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • 2014: Die Muslimbruderschaft – Porträt einer mächtigen Verbindung, Hamburg: Edition Körber-Stiftung.
  • 2014: “Selective Moderation of the Muslim Brotherhood under Mubarak – The Role of the Regime’s Discourse and of Islamist Political Inclusion”, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 55/3: 493-517.
  • 2014 “Riss durch die arabische Welt: Die Gravitationszentren verschieben sich“ (mit Henner Fürtig), Internationale Politik, 69/2:  8-14.
  • 2013: “The Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood: Implications for Egypt“ (mit Elizabeth Iskander Monier), Middle East Policy, 20/4: 111-123.


annette.ranko@kas.de +49 30 26 996 3457



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