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Hesham Shafick

 Hesham Shafick

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

Research Interests:
Political violence, colonial and post-colonial theory, critical security, critical terrorism studies, social movements, revolution, militarization, Arab Spring and Middle East history.

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • 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

Work Experience

  • 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).

Professional Associations:

  • 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)

Political Affiliations:
The Egyptian National Association for Change, Egyptian National Student Union, Students and Workers Association for Advancement (Egypt) and The Revolutionary Communists Group (UK)

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