AGYA Member

Nadine Abdalla

Political Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
Social Movements, with a Focus on the Labor, Trade Union & Youth Movements in the Egyptian Context, State-Society Relations & Socio-Political Transformation in Egypt, European Neighborhood Policies

About me

I am a lecturer at the Sociology Unit, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (AUC). In my research I focus on social movements and democratization, the dynamics of contentions, success and failures of social actors in challenging state-society authoritarian relations. My experience in diverse research institutions not only granted me relevant scientific expertise but also forged my identity as an international scholar capable of communicating with researchers and students from various backgrounds, presenting research in prestigious international venues and contributing to different academic environments, whether working in a research team or independently.

Being a member of AGYA will not only offer me an opportunity for better integration in the Arab, German and international academic community, but will also provide me with the needed resources and environment for conducting high level scientific research and realizing innovative projects.

Current projects

Academic Career

2017 -Lecturer, American University in Cairo; Egypt
2017Lecturer, British University in Egypt; Cairo, Egypt
Summer 2017Visiting Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF); Germany
2008 -Research Associate, Arab Forum For Alternative Studies (AFA); Cairo, Egypt
2015 - 2016EUME PostDoc Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin; Germany
2014 - 2015Non Resident Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); Cairo, Egypt
2014PhD in Political Sciences, Sciences-Po; Grenoble, France
2012 - 2013Doctoral Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); Berlin, Germany
2009 - 2010Doctoral Fellow, Lausanne University, Switzerland
2007 - 2009Research Assistant, Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS); Cairo, Egypt
2006MA in International Relations, Sciences-Po; Paris, France

Selected Publications

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American University in Cairo, Sociology Unit, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Egyptology

New Cairo 11835, AUC Avenue. P.O. Box 74 Cairo Egypt

+2 2104 1854

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