Dr Amal Hamada Assistant Professor, Political Science at the Department of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.
Her PH.D thesis was on “The Iranian Experience in Transition from Revolution into Statehood” and it was nominated for publication by Cairo University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence twice; the first time at Lehigh University, USA for the academic year 2008-2009, where she taught a course on “Civil Society and Democracy in the Middle East”. The second time, in Framingham State University, MA, USA, for the spring semester 2015, where she taught two courses: on “Gender and Religion in the Politics of the Middle East” and on “Social Movements: Theoretical Issues and Case Studies”. She have also been a visiting scholar at the Frie University in Berlin in 2012 and 2013 and University of Tübingen in 2012. She served as deputy director for the center of Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures from 2012-2014, and as deputy director of the Center for Political Researches and Dialogue of Cultures, Faculty of Economics and Political Science from 2015-2017.
She is interested in developing and teaching multiple courses on Gender, Development and Conflict Transformation, Gender and Religious Discourse as well as Theories on Gender and Development.
Her research interests are comparative politics issues; and she has conducted research and written on virtual politics in Egypt and Iran, Youth Politics and change in the Middle East, Gender issues and has been doing extensive field work on political awareness and its relation to political processes.