Sina Birkholz is a researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at Bielefeld University. In the international project “Violence, Research and Development,” Sina coordinates cooperation with Egypt and leads the research line “Justifications and Legitimacy of Police Violence,” focusing on processes of political (de-) legitimization. Sina studied Political Science and Psychology at Augsburg University (Germany) and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). She wrote her graduation thesis on “Identities at Crossroads: Young Muslim Women in Post-Revolutionary Egypt.” Sina has spent more than two years in Egypt, among other things doing research on women, youth, and their role in the revolution.