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Sara Salem


Research and Teaching Fellow
Room: E1.25

Advice and Feedback Hours during term time:

Monday 11:30 - 13:30

Friday 11.30 - 13.30

Or by appointment.

Dr Sara Salem is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick.

She convenes Culture and Politics of the Middle East (PO398) and Gender and Development (PO353), and teaches on the module Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace in the Middle East (PO399). She supports the AHRC-funded project, ‘Politics and Popular Culture in Egypt: Contested Narratives of the 25 January Revolution and its Aftermath’.

Sara’s research looks at questions of political economy, feminist and gender studies, postcolonialism, history, and Marxism in the particular context of the Middle East. Her PhD is in the field of International Political Economy (Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University) and looks at the 2011 Egyptian revolution using Gramsci. She has recently published journal articles on transantional feminism, postcolonial nationalism, and capitalist development in Egypt.

Sara holds an MA in Development Studies (Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University), with a focus on gender, as well as an MA in Islamic Studies (Leiden University) and a BA in Sociology (American University in Cairo), and she was previously a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sara's blog and page can be found here and here.

Lectures and Seminars for 2017/2018:

PO398 - Culture and Politics of the Middle East

PO399 - Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace in the Middle East

PO353 - Gender and Development

New Online Publications

A Revolutionary Lifeline: Teaching Fanon in a Postcolonial World (click image below for link)



Journal articles
Media articles
Book reviews
  • Salem, Sara. “Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the barricades.” E-International Relations (Forthcoming 2018).
  • Salem, Sara. “Stuart Hall: Familiar Stranger.” New Formations (Forthcoming 2018).
  • Salem, Sara. “The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Capitalism, 1960-1914.” Historical Materialism. (Forthcoming 2018).
  • Salem, Sara. 2016. “Book review: Kate Crehan’s Gramsci’s common sense: Inequality and its narratives.” Antipode.
  • Salem, Sara. 2016. “Book review: Marginality and Exclusion in Egypt.” Capital and Class 40(2): 378-380.