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Curriculum vitae

Full-time PhD candidate and recipient of SKY Doctoral Fund (2018-2021). Dissertation-based doctoral project, under the main supervision of Prof. Tuija Pulkkinen, with the preliminary title “Honour and Ownership: A Study of the Contestations Surrounding Egyptian Women’s Bodies in Private and Public Spheres” is planned to be completed by December 2021. Duties within Gender Studies discipline include teaching as well as other tasks such as engaging in conference organisation and planning. Active participant in the Gender Studies PhD seminar and the triannual doctoral programme SKY MEET in addition to relevant conferences and workshops both locally and internationally.    

I did my MA in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2013-2014). My master's dissertation, titled "Sexual Harassment in Egypt: A Contested Epidemic", tackles the thorny issue of sexual harassment in the Egyptian context. The dissertation contextualizes the discussion in current post-revolution Egypt and deconstructs the plethora of interconnected layers at the heart of the contestations surrounding women's bodies in private and public spheres.

I did my MSc in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh (2006-2007) and wrote my dissertation on the counter cinematic practices of Youssef Chahine. I did my BA in English Language and Literature at Cairo University (2001-2005). And I spent a semester at New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Los Angeles (2014-15) studying documentary filmmaking (cinematography, directing, producing, lighting, writing and editing).

I spent three years working as an Instructor of Design Theory at the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts of the German University in Cairo (2010-2013).


Education/Academic qualification

Gender Studies, MA, SOAS

20 Sep 201330 Sep 2014

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

Film Studies, MSc, Edinburgh

20 Sep 200630 Sep 2007

Award Date: 30 Nov 2007

Fields of Science

  • 5200 Other social sciences
  • 517 Political science
  • feminist political theory
  • 611 Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • 518 Media and communications
  • Film Studies
  • Documentary
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Gender Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Postcolonial Feminism
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Decoloniality
  • feminist ethnography