Çalışma Alanları
   -Gulf Countries     -Middle East
   -Modern Egypt        -Political Economy

As Egyptian, who was born in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Deena Saleh is a PhD Candidate in Istanbul University, Department of Economics. She obtained her MSc in Economics, from Hacettepe University, department of Economics. Her BSc was in General Management Technology, from The German University in Cairo.

Being interested in political economy of the Middle East, Deena Saleh wrote Master Thesis titled ''A Comparative Analysis of Import Substitution Industrialization in Egypt and Turkey’’. She attempted to unleash aspects of ISI in both countries through examining the political economic framework and how it affected success or failure of economic policies. She took part as Research Intern in project, in Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tubitak), related to development and industrialization and their relationship to institutions. She had been an active member in social initiatives in Cairo, to fight poverty, gender discrimination, and illiteracy among grownups.

Main research interests are Middle East, especially political economy and development-related issues, modern Egypt, and Arab Spring.

Saleh is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Science Institute, Department of Economics (English Section), in Istanbul University.

Saleh's mother tongue is Arabic. She speaks advanced English, and upper-intermediate Turkish, and basic German.