Atef Said

Atef Said is currently working as a visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests are social movements, revolutions, post-colonial theory and empire, sociological theory, historical ethnography, political sociology and sociology of the Middle East. He will start as a tenure line faculty at UIC in the fall of 2017. Said published articles appearing in Social Research, International Sociology and Contemporary Sociology and Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. Said also write in different academic and public scholarship outlets such as the US Amnesty Magazine the “Immanent Frame” blog of the Social Science Research Council, as well as the influential news and commentary site of the Arab Studies Institute, Jadaliyya Said also has been contributing to “Mobilizing Ideas” since 2013. He is currently working on his book manuscript that builds his my dissertation research. The book is titled “The Tahrir Effect: Protest, Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Contemporary Egypt.” The book examines the relationship between revolution, social movements, and political public space in Egypt since the events of 2011 up to the summer of 2015. The book asks how the literal, physical, and symbolic confinement of the revolution to Tahrir Square in 2011 shaped its outcome—both in terms of the events of the revolution itself and its continued unfolding implications.

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