Lalla Amina Drhimeur holds a master degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Mohammed V University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Rabat. After completing her first year master in Morocco, she finished her second year at Science Po Lyon focusing on Globalization and Governance. She defended her Master thesis on Turkey’s ambition of becoming a regional power. Her thesis analyses Turkey’s capacity of becoming a regional power as well as international and national limitations to this ambition.
After completing her M.A., she has been teaching International Relations and Euro Mediterranean Relations at the International University of Casablanca.
She is currently doing her PhD on the evolution of political Islam. Her research focuses on the ideological evolution of both the Justice and Development Party (PJD) in Morocco and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey as incumbent political parties and their commitment to the democratization process.
In addition to her research in political Islam, she is furthermore interested in exploring democratization processes and power reconfigurations mainly in South America and North Africa.