AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future
I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo. My main research interests include social movements, state-society relations and bottom-up approaches to democracy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with a focus on Egypt and Euro-Mediterranean relations.
Being a member of AGYA allows me to enlarge my academic network among outstanding scholars from a wide range of disciplines and to profit from generous funding for interdisciplinary research projects.
In June–August 2019, within the framework of AGYA’s research mobility programme, I was granted a fellowship by AGYA at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at Freie Universität Berlin to complete my book manuscript based on my PhD thesis, titled: ‘Labor against the State: Workers Mobilization in Egypt post-2004’. Thanks to the fellowship, I have successfully submitted the manuscript for review to Syracuse University Press.
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci
The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz
The scientist from my country you should know:
Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, Social Sciences and Humanities