Saloua Zerhouni earned her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Hassan II, Casablanca, her dissertation was on “Elite and Democratic Transition in Morocco: the Parliamentarians of the 1997-2002 legislature”. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. Dr. Zerhouni has done work on elites as agents of change and theories of political transformation, Islamist political parties, the parliament, youth and politics in Morocco and on elections. She was a research associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin and contributed to a study on “Elite Change in the Arab World”. Before then, she was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University. Among her publications a co-edited book with Ellen Lust-Okar, on Political Participation in the Middle East. In 2009, she was a Fulbright scholar in residence at Illinois Wesleyan University and in 2016 she was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.