Curriculum Vitae

Hania Sobhy, a Post-doctoral Fellow at SCD, works on the political economy of education, nationalism, and political change. Her first book manuscript (in press) focuses on education and lived citizenship before and after the Egyptian uprising. Her second major project examines electoral mobilization and voting behavior after the uprising. She completed her Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London, and her B.A. and M.A. in Economics and Political Science at McGill University. She has taught Middle East politics, international relations, international politics of economic relations, and comparative politics at SOAS, Exeter University, and McGill University. She has also been a Fellow at Phillips-University Marburg, Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, the Orient-Institut Beirut, and the Freie Universitaet Berlin/ EUME program. Hania writes regular public outreach pieces, and has taken up diverse policy, project evaluation, and research management roles.

Research projects


Selected Publications

Forthcoming. Schooling the Nation: Education and Everyday Politics in Egypt. Cambridge University Press.

2021. The Lived Social Contract in Schools: From protection to the production of hegemony. World Development, 137, 104986.

2020. Violence, Class and Masculinity in Egypt: Gendered Punishment in Cairene Schools. MMG Working Paper 20-03.

2019. Expensive Classrooms, Poor Learning: The Imperatives of Reforming School Construction in Egypt. Alternative Policy Solutions, American University in Cairo.

2015. Secular Façade, Neoliberal Islamisation: Textbook Nationalism from Mubarak to Sisi. Nations & Nationalism 21(4): 805-24.

2012. The De-Facto Privatization of Secondary Education in Egypt. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 42 (1): 47-67.

2009 [2011]. Amr Khaled and Young Muslim Elites: Islamism and the Consolidation of Mainstream Muslim Piety in Egypt. In Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space and Global Modernity, edited by Diane Singerman. Pp. 415- 454. Cairo: American University Press.

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