Workshop on Arab Political Development Graduate Seminar: Dr. Nermin Allam presenting “Whose Rights? Understanding Women’s Engagement in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising.”
Thursday, April 13 at 5:00pm
Open to Princeton University faculty and graduate students only.
Department of Politics Qualitative Research Colloquium, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
Nermin Allam is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar at Princeton University. Allam holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the University of Alberta. Her areas of research interests include: social movements theories; contentious politics; democratic transition; Middle Eastern and North African studies; political Islam; and gender politics. Allam’s book manuscript, Whose Rights? Understanding Women’s Engagement in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising offers an oral history of women′s engagement in the January 25th uprising that led to the ousting of former president Ḥusnī Mubārak in 2011. It documents women’s accounts in this important historical juncture and situates their experience within the socio-economic flows, political opportunity structures, and historical contours of Egypt. Her research has been supported by grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; and the International Research Development Center of Canada. Allam’s contributions appeared at the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics, Oxford Encyclopedia of Women’s and Politics, International Journal of Communication, and Sociology of Islam Journal.