Publications and media


  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2019. Egyptian Diaspora Activism during the Arab Uprisings: Insights from Paris and Vienna. London: Routledge (Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics Series).
    ISBN: 9781138485600.

Special issues (editor)

  • Krawatzek, Félix; Müller-Funk, Lea (eds). 2020. “Special issue: Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Practices, Narratives of Belonging and the Role of the State”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(6). 

Peer-reviewed journals     

  • Müller-Funk, Lea; Natter, Katharina. 2023. “(Trans)formations de l’État et gouvernance des migrations forcées en Tunisie”, Afrique(s) en mouvement 6(2): 31-41.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2023. “Violence, life aspirations and displacement trajectories in civil war contexts.” International Migration 61: 209-227. Open access link
  • Müller-Funk, Lea; Fröhlich, Christiane; Bank, André. “Disentangling Forced Migration Governance: Actors and Drivers along the Displacement Continuum.” International Migration Review (online first). Open access link.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea; Üstübici, Aysen; Belloni, Milena. 2023. “Daring to aspire: Theorising aspirations in contexts of displacement and highly constrained mobility.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 49(15): 3816-3835. Open access link.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea; Natter, Katharina. “Forced migration governance in Tunisia: Balancing risks and assets for state-making during independence and democratization”, Mediterranean Politics (online first). Open access link. 
  • Fröhlich, Christiane; Müller-Funk; Lea. 2023. “Mobility Control as State-Making in Civil War: Forcing Exit, Selective Return and Strategic Laissez-Faire.” Migration Politics 2(001): 1-28. Open access link
  • Müller-Funk, Lea; Fransen, Sonja. 2023. “’I will return strong’: The role of life aspirations in refugees’ return migration.” International Migration Review 57(4): 1739-1770. Open access link.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2021. “Research with refugees in fragile political contexts: How ethical reflections impact methodological choices.” Journal of Refugee Studies 34(2): 2308–2332. Open access link 
  • Krawatzek, Félix; Müller-Funk, Lea. 2020. “Two centuries of Flows between ‘Here’ and ‘There’: Political Remittances and Their Transformative Potential.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(6): 1003-1024. Open access link. 
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2020. “Fluid identities, Diaspora Youth Activists and the (Post-) Arab Spring: How Narratives of Belonging Can Change over Time.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(6): 1112-1128. Open access link. 
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2017. “Managing Distance: Examining Policies Governing Egyptian Emigration.” Egypte Monde Arabe 15: 47-69.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2016. “Diaspora Mobilizations in the Egyptian (Post)Revolutionary Process. Comparing Transnational Political Participation in Paris and Vienna.” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 14(3): 353-370.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2014. “Transnational Politics, Women & the Egyptian Revolution: Examples from Paris.” Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies 2(1): 29-55.

Working Papers and Policy Briefs

Book chapters            

  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2018. “Diaspora politics and political remittances: a conceptual reflection.” Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies. Edited by Robin Cohen, Carolin Fischer. London: Routledge, 251-259.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2017. “Une typologie des activistes transnationaux : L’exemple des activistes égyptiens à Vienne et à Paris dans les soulèvements arabes.” In Les migrants, acteurs des changements politiques en Afrique ? Edited by S. Mesplé-Somps, L. Chauvet, F. Gubert, et T. Jaulin. Brussels: DeBoeck, 21-38.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2016. “Inventing an Egyptian transnational nation: Homeland politics in the Arab Spring Uprisings between migration processes, diasporic policies and political opportunity structures.” In Migration in the Mediterranean: Socio-Economic Perspectives. Edited by Elena Ambrosetti, Donatella Strangio and Catherine Wihtol de Wenden. London: Routledge, 192-212.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea; Procházka, Stephan. 2016. “Einleitung.” In Unterwegs in Saudi-Arabien: Historische, gesellschaftliche und kulturwissenschaftliche Hintergründe. Edited by Stephan Procházka. Vienna: Selbstverlag des Instituts für Orientalistik der
    Universität Wien, 9-18.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea et al. 2014. “Einleitung.” In Kulturelle Schnittstelle Mesopotamien, Anatolien, Kurdistan. Geschichte. Sprachen. Gegenwart. Edited by Lea Müller-Funk et al. Vienna: Selbstverlag
    des Instituts für Orientalistik der Universität Wien, 5-15.

Book reviews

  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2020. “Book Review: The politics of migration in modern Egypt: Strategies for regime survival in autocracies, by Gerasimos Tsourapas”. Mediterranean Politics 27(5): 678-680.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2016. “Review A Global Middle East. Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880-1940. Edited by
    Liat Kozma, Cyrus Schayegh and Avner Wishnityer.” WZKM 106: 351-354.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2014. “Rezension Pour un Féminisme Méditerranéen. Von Fawzia Zouari.” WZKM 104: 350-352.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2013. “Review Discrimination and Tolerance in the Middle East. Edited by Kristiaan Aercke, VaEīd Behmardī and
    Ray Mouawad.” WZKM 103: 505-506.
  • Müller-Funk, Lea. 2013. “Rezension Alltagsmobilitäten. Aufbruch marokkanischer Lebenswelten. Herausgegeben von Jörg Gertel und Ingo Breuer.” WZKM 103: 441-444. 

Online and media publications