Sociology: Political Sociology, Law, Democratization, Social Movements, Middle East, Egypt.
I am a PhD student and a Graduate Instructor at George Mason’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology where I conduct my research on law and authoritarianism in MENA region in general, and in Egypt in specific. My academic work focuses on 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.
In addition, I am currently currently a Graduate Research Assistant working on Transnational Islam Humanitarianism research project. The goal of this project is examining transnational Islamic humanitarianism in the context of the recent Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East.