Abdallah Hendawy

Abdallah Hendawy

Abdallah Hendawy

Adjunct Faculty

Sociology: Social Movements, Radicalization, Insurgency, Middle East, Egypt

Abdallah Hendawy, Ph.D., specializes in the study of mass mobilization and social movements with a particular focus on radicalization and violent insurgency in the Middle East. He has been actively engaged in several grassroots organizations and managed transnational action movements.

Hendawy previously worked for the U.S. State Department and continues to provide analyses of regional developments for several think tanks, international organizations, and other global platforms. Hendawy holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from George Mason University. 

Hendawy is the author of Bleeding Hearts: From Passionate Activism to Violent Insurgency in Egypt published in 2021. 

Selected Publications

Hendawy, Abdallah. 2021. Bleeding Heart: From Passionate Activism to Violent Insurgency in Egypt. Rowman and Littlefield. MD.

Hendawy, Abdallah and Vali Mansouri. 2016. Fooled By the Folol? How Antagonisms and Misrecognitions within Social Currents Stunted the Egyptian in Understanding Southern Social Movements: Routledge. UK.

Hendawy, A., 2022. The Kaleidoscope of Violence. In: Kurtz, L.R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, vol. 1. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 455–458. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820195-4.00142-4.

Hendawy, Abdallah et al. 2017. “The Big Spin: Corruption and the growth of violent extremism” Transparency International. UK.


In the Media

Hendawy, Abdallah. 2018. “The danger that lurks in Sisi's Egypt.” Reuters.

Hendawy Abdallah, Abdo Geneive. 2018. “Iran's Latest Revolution Won't Fade Away” Bloomberg.

Hendawy Abdallah, Abdo Geneive. 2017. “Saudi Arabia is trying to contain the spread of Salafism. It won't work” Washington Post.