Nadine Abdalla

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 Nadine Abdalla
  • Political Sociology,
  • Sociology

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

2017 - 2022


American University in Cairo, Egypt

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

+ 202 26151854
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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. 

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci

Favourite novel:
The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz

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