Nadine Abdalla

 Nadine Abdalla
  • Political Sociology,
  • Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
Political sociology; Social movements; Comparative politics

Membership:
since 2017

Contact

American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sociology Unit
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Egyptology
New Cairo 11835,
AUC Avenue. P.O. Box 74
Cairo
Egypt

+ 202 26151854
nadine.abdalla(at)aucegypt.edu
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About me

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. 


Academic career
2019 - today Research Associate at the Center for Economic, Judicial and Social Study and Documentation (CEDEJ), Cairo, Egypt
2018 - 2024 Assistant Professor in the Sociology Unit, Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA), American University in Cairo, Egypt
2017 - 2018 Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Sociology Unit, Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA), American University in Cairo, Egypt
2015 - 2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2014 - 2015 Non-resident Fellow in the Middle East and Africa Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany
2012 - 2013 Doctoral Fellow in the Middle East and Africa Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany
2009 - 2010 Doctoral Fellow at the Lausanne Institute of Political and International Studies (IEPI), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2008 - 2014 Ph.D. in Political Science (Très  Honorable  avec  Félicitations  du Jury), Sciences-Po, Grenoble Alpes University, France
2005 - 2006 Master’s Degree in International Relations, Sciences-Po, Paris, France
 

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Gramsci, A. 1929–35 [1971]. Selections from the Prison Notebooks. Eds. & trans. Q. Hoare and G. Nowell Smith. New York: International Publishers

Favourite novel:
The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz

The scientist from my country you should know:
Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, Social Sciences and Humanities