How to Contact Me:
You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Little on the Human Me:
I am a British-Egyptian. Born in London and attached to Egypt. I ache to be a functioning part of a country that’s history and struggle fills me with pride. This is a personal blog where you will find a mixture of my ramblings on human rights and socio-politics in Egypt and about my personal struggles living in London.
More and more, this blog is becoming a vessel for the voices of the most incredible children you could ever imagine – my street girls.
What I’ve Studied:
- Master of Laws (LLM) Human Rights and I gained a distinction for my dissertation in 2003 titled: “Freedom of Expression in Egypt; Between Politics and Religion”
- I am currently a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London working on an ethnography of street girls and young street mothers in Cairo, Egypt. My research interests include the health-seeking behaviour of street children, their experience of resilience, vulnerability, violence and shame and how gender is constructed on the streets.
What I Teach:
- Module Leader and Lecturer for the Childhood Studies module at the Institute of Education
- Associate Tutor on the MSc International Childhood Studies program at Birkbeck
- Lecturer of Childhood Studies and Research Methods at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
The Other Things I Do:
- Intern Editor for Peer Reviewed Journal – MaMSIE
- Project and Implementation Manager (volunteer) at Hope Village Society (NGO)
- Op-Ed writer for The Egypt Independent and Al Shorouk News
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.