Helen Rizzo

helen-rizzoHelen Rizzo is an associate professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and she received her PhD in sociology from The Ohio State University in 2000. She has published numerous articles on public opinion, citizenship rights and the democratization process in Kuwait. Her book, Islam, Democracy and the Status of Women: The Case of Kuwait, was published in 2005 by Routledge Press. More recent projects include working with colleagues from anthropology and media studies on a British Academy Small Grants funded project entitled “Youth Perspectives on Gender Norms and Public Sexual Violence in Cairo:  Cultural and Media Perspectives”, in addition to research focusing on social movement campaigns against street sexual harassment in Egypt.