Maryam Ben Salem is Assistant Professor in political studies at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Sousse. She obtained a degree in political science from Saint Joseph University of Beirut and her Ph. D. in political science from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She worked as a researcher at the Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR). She is currently an associate fellow for this organization and also the vice-president of the Association tunisienne d’études politiques (ATEP).
Her research focuses on political islam, participation in politics and the new forms of youth and women commitment. She has published numerous articles, contributed to many book chapters and organized various scientific conferences and workshops on gender and politics.