Ph.D. George Washington University, 2011
M.A. George Washington University, 2011
M.A. Minia University, Egypt, 2005
B.A. Al-Azhar University, Egypt, 1998
University of Guelph, Adjunct Professor, Department of History, 2013-
State University of New York, Binghamton, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011-2013
Brookings Doha Center and Qatar University, Joint Fellow, 2012
George Washington University, Adjunct Faculty, 2010
Al-Azhar University, Assistant Lecturer, 2000-2006
US in Arab Media/Literature/Cinema
Orientalism vs Occidentalism
Arab Media and Political Dissent
Arab Spring Cultural Dimensions
Culture and Politics in Modern Arab World
Modern Middle East History
US-Middle East Cultural Encounters
Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East (London: I. B. Tauris, forthcoming 2014).
Who Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature, Co-edited with Yasser Fouad, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2014).
articles and book chapters
“Obamisim As Seen in the Arab World,” Policy Briefing for Brookings Doha Center, forthcoming 2016.
“Cultural Diversity and Identity” in Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).
“Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in Egyptian Fiction and Cinema,” in Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa (American University in Beirut Press, 2013).
“Who Defines Me: Orientalism Revisited and Occidentalism Redefined in Post 9/11 Era,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 5, no. 10 (2012): 73-84.
“Reel Bad Americans: US in Post 9/11 Arab Cinema,” Political Behavior: Cognition, Psychology & Behavior eJournal 4, no. 52 (2010).
“Islamophobia: What Is in a Name? Analysis of US Press Coverage of the Term after 9/11,” Contemporary Issues, Critique and Thought, Islamonline.net, Feb. 16th, 2009.
“The Muslim Brotherhood: Between Democracy, Ideology and Distrust,” Asharq Alawsat English, January 11, 2013.
“With Us or a Terrorist: Bush anf Bashar’s Holy Wars Against Terrorism,” Today’s Zaman, October 24, 2012.
“The Role of America in a Changing Arab World,” Today’s Zaman, November 5, 2012.
selected invited lectures:
University of Waterloo, The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Guest speaker to make a presentation on “Obamaism and a New Perception of the US in Egypt,” March 28, 2013.
University of Bahrain, American Studies Center, “The Challenges of Transnational American Studies: The Role of America in a Changing World Order,” December 19, 2012.
United Arab Emirates University, “Reconfiguring American Studies from the Middle East: Understanding America from Outside its Borders” November 25, 2012
The SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, New York. Guest Speaker at the event on “Information Exchange and Social Change in the Contemporary Middle East and Central Asia.” My Talk is titled, "Tahrir Square Culture: Egypt after Mubarak." March 2012.
selected conference presentations:
“American Studies and the State of Collective Dissent in the Arab World," 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, "Beyond the Logic of Debt: Towards an Ethics of Collective Dissent," Washington DC November 21-24, 2013.
“Muslim Brotherhood Between Democracy, Ideology and Distrust,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Conference Group on the Middle East, Chicago IL, 2013.
“Media(ting) Otherness: Visual Representations of the U.S./West in the Post 9/11 Era,” Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University in Beirut Conference “Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/ North Africa,” Beirut, 11-14 January 2012.
"Occidental Fear of Uknown East: America in an Egyptian post 9/11 Film," Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2011.
“U.S. in Arab Fiction: Cultural Intersections in Alaa Al Aswany’s Chicago, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver 2011.
“The Night Baghdad Fell: US in Arab Cinema,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2010.
“Reel Bad Americans: US in Arab Cinema,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Conference Group on the Middle East, Washington DC, 2010.
“Who Defines Me: Orientalism Revisited and Occidentalism Redefined in the Post-9/11 Era,” International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Cambridge University, UK, 2010.
“U.S. Image in Post 9/11 Arab Media,” British Association for American Studies Conference 2010, School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK.
“Farewell Arab Kiss: US Image in Post 9/11 Arab Media&rdquo (Panel organizer), Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Boston 2009.
“Transnational Wheel of Images: Hollywood makes a Plea for Mutual Understanding between Middle East and West” (Panel organizer), American Studies Association Annual Meeting "Back Down to the Crossroads: Integrative American Studies in Theory and Practice", Albuquerque, NM 2008.
“New American Studies: Weaving Different Cultures on One Loom,”Canadian Association for American Studies, Montréal 2007.
Individual Development Award, State University of New York in Binghamton, 2011-2012.
American Studies Academic Excellence Award, American Studies Department, George Washington University, 2010 and 2011
UCD Clinton Institute Award to attend their American Studies Summer School, titled, “Media and Conflict,” Dublin, Ireland, 2009.