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Professor Yasmine Moataz Ahmed

Professor Yasmine Moataz Ahmed is an assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Her research interests lie at the intersection of political anthropology, environmental studies, critical agrarian studies and Middle East Studies. Over the past two decades, she has been engaged in ethnographic research that explores the contradictions and tensions associated with a set of “neoliberal experiments” on Egypt’s rural and urban lives.  She is currently working on her first monograph Moving through Tangles: Farmers, Politics and the ‘State’ in the Aftermath of January 25th uprisings. This work-in-progress investigates the state, citizenship and collective rural politics in post-2011 Egypt. Before joining AUC, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Arab Council for Social Sciences in Beirut, Lebanon.