Lama Ranjous

Lama Ranjous

Research Associate

Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
Tenure-Track Professur für Internationale Politik der Menschenrechte

Raum: Raum 03.033
Wetterkreuz 15, c/o Institut für Geographie
91058 Erlangen


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Curriculum Vitae

Lama Ranjous is a doctoral candidate and research associate affiliated with the Institute of Political Science at FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Damascus University and a Master’s degree in International Policy and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.


02.2023- Present: PhD candidate, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Political Science.

Supervision:  Prof. Katrin Kinzelbach and Prof. Georg Glasze.

11.2023 – 12.2023: Visiting Scholar at the Conflict Ecology Lab, Oregon State University.

Supervision: Ass. Prof. Jamon Van den Hoek.

08.2016-08.2018: Master in International Policy and Development, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

09.2006-08.2010: Bachelor in Political Science, Damascus University.

 Other Courses

05.2017: Certificate in International Development and Social Change- DPMI, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.


Lama’s research focuses on the innovative use of digital technologies, especially in the fields of human rights and humanitarian efforts. She is interested in understanding how digital technology transforms documentation practices in conflict-affected areas.


With over 13 years of professional experience in both local and international organizations, Lama has been actively engaged in humanitarian and human rights work. Beyond her academic pursuits, Lama contributes to Onewater, an organization committed to disseminating knowledge to those who are typically excluded from accessing it. In her capacity, she plays a role in identifying opportunities for bridging the gap between local communities and the field of scientific research.


09.2023 German Congress of Geography, Frankfurt, Title: “The role of the local human rights actors in the digital transformation of fact-finding”

10.2023  The Syria Urban Research Project, Title: Analyzing Knowledge Production on ​the Digital Documentation of Human Rights Violation”

02.2024 Digital Verification Workshop, Cambridge University, Title: “The critical role of a ground-level perspective in digital investigations”