Zouhair Hairan is a Media Professional, Researcher and Political Scientist currently residing in Barcelona, the Euro-Mediterranean capital. Zouhair attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, a Master’s Degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies from the University of Barcelona, and a Master’s Degree in ‘Politics & Current Democracies‘ from Pompeu Fabra University. He is currently completing a PhD in Political Sciences, in the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration & Diversity (GRITIM) at Pompeu Fabra University.
Zouhair is the Secretary of the Euro-Arab youth organization. He is also a member of the Journalists Institute of Catalonia and the Young Group of the UNESCO Association for Inter-religious Dialogue (AUDIR). He is the former President of the Moroccan Students Association in Catalonia, and participated in the “Access BCN”, a project led by the International Organization for Migration to empower young immigrants to become politically active.
Zouhair also works as a Research-Editor for the US corporation Dow Jones (a News Corporation company). Zouhair is multilingual and he is fluent in Arabic (his native language), English, French, Spanish, Catalan, and has a limited working proficiency in Persian and Italian. He recorded “Ordinary Boys” (2008) in Morocco, a film that was selected in the San Sebastian Film Festival, among other international festivals. He has given lectures on issues related to Immigration, the Islamic-Arabic World and the Media.