Mohamed Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed

Graduate Lecturer

Sociology of Religion, Politics of the Middle East, Islamism, Religious Education, Religious Institutions

Mohamed Mohamed is a doctoral student of Sociology who works on the relationship between religion and state as well as the political role of religious institutions in Egypt. He is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Mohamed has an M.A in Islamic Studies from the George Washington University where he wrote his thesis on the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) and the concept of Khilafah (Caliphate). He also obtained an M.A in Middle Eastern Studies from King's College London with a thesis entitled: From Independence to State’s Appropriation: The Political Role of Al-Azhar Between Mubarak and Post-Revolution Egypt. In addition, Mohamed worked at the United Nation Security Council in New York as a Political Researcher (6-month internship).

Current Research

Religious Institutions in Egypt

Grants and Fellowships

2014, Fulbright Award.

2016, Chevening Award.

2020, Provost Summer Research Fellowship

Courses Taught

2018, Introductory Sociology (TA)

2019, Globalization and Society (Spring and Fall Semesters)

2020, Globalization and Society (Spring Semester)

2020, Religion and Society 385 (Covid-19 DL – Fall Semester)

2021, Religion and Society 385 (Covid-19 DL – Spring Semester)

2021, Globalization and Society 120 (Covid-19 DL – Fall Semester)


PhD. in Sociology, George Mason University (in progress)

M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College London (2017)

M.A. in Islamic Studies, George Washington University (2016)

B.A. in Islamic Studies, Al-Azhar University (2009)

Recent Presentations

Mohamed, Mohamed. 2018. “Hijacking Religion: The Re-Nationalization of Religious Discourse in Contemporary Post-Coup Egypt.” The Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). London, (24th – 28th June).