Mohamed Elgohari

Mohamed Elgohari

Mohamed Elgohari

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sociology: Political Sociology, Law, Democratization, Social Movements, Middle East, Egypt.

I am a PhD student at George Mason’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology, where I conduct my research on law and authoritarianism in the MENA region in general and in Egypt specifically. My academic work focuses on the sociology of law, democratization, state-society relationships, and the role of social movements in the region. At George Mason University, I have taught courses on violence and religion.

Currently, I am a Senior Research Language Analyst with the University of Chicago's Project on Security and Threats (CPOST). I examine and analyze the Jihadist groups' propaganda. 

Current Research

  • Law and Authoritarianism 
  • Jihadist groups' propaganda 

Selected Publications

Grants and Fellowships

  • GSAS Teaching and Learning Program, New York University.
  • Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program. 
  • Model American Congress exchange program, Washington DC.

Courses Taught

  • Violence, Conflict, and Peace. 
  • Sociology of Religion (TA).


  • BA in Political Science, Cairo University.
  • MA in Comparative Politics, New York University

Recent Presentations

  • Arab Graduate Student Conference 2018
  • 12th annual symposium of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy, South Africa. 
  • Egyptian Revolution Working Group, George Washington University. 
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington DC.
  • Middle East Dialogue Conference. 
  • Institute for Humane Studies, Academic Research Colloquium, George Mason University.                        
  • St. Joseph College, New York City. 
  • City College, New York City. 
  • Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Science, Istanbul.
  • Cultural Seasons in Egypt: Artistic Expression and Public Discourse, Egypt.