Hesham Shafick, PhD Candidate, School of Politics and International Relations
Supervisor: Kimberly Hutchings & Bryan Mabee
Research Topic: Distinguishing ‘revolution’ from ‘counterrevolution’: The dual-problematique of ‘identity’ and ‘representation’ in theorising the Egyptian revolution
Political violence, colonial and post-colonial theory, critical security, critical terrorism studies, social movements, revolution, militarization, Arab Spring and Middle East history.
- MSc Public Policy (with distinction), School of Public Policy, University College London, UK
- BA, Political Science and Economics, American University in Cairo, Egypt
- BA Dissertation, Department of Economics, Washington College, Maryland, USA
- Assistant Lecturer, School of Business, Economics and Political Science, The British University in Egypt (courses taught: democratic politics, political sociology, development, Sub-Saharan Africa and International Relations)
- Assistant Media Advisor, Office of the Egyptian (Interim) President-Adly Mansour, Egypt (tasks: wrote media statements, prepared talking cards, managed meeting with political powers and coordinated the president’s media center and supreme council of youth)
- Researcher, Cairo Center for Strategic Studies, Egypt (research topics: the politics of intermarriage in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement, biography of General El-Gamasy and several book reviews
Featured works in LSE Review of Books, International Public Policy Review, OpenDemocracy, PinPoint Politics and several Egyptian newspapers (Al-Ahram, Al-Watan, AL-Muwaten).
- London School of Economics, Middle East Center, ‘History and Theory in the MENA Region’ research group
- British International Studies Association (BISA), European International Studies Association (EISA), International Studies Association (ISA), Political Science Association (PSA) and British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)
The Egyptian National Association for Change, Egyptian National Student Union, Students and Workers Association for Advancement (Egypt) and The Revolutionary Communists Group (UK)