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.
|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 . Selections from the Prison Notebooks. Eds. & trans. Q. Hoare and G. Nowell Smith. New York: International Publishers
The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz
The scientist from my country you should know:
Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, Social Sciences and Humanities