Research and Teaching Fellow
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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.
Lectures and Seminars for 2017/2018:
PO353 - Gender and Development
New Online Publications
A Revolutionary Lifeline: Teaching Fanon in a Postcolonial World (click image below for link)
- Salem, Sara. (2017) "Critical interventions in debates on the Arab revolutions: Centring class." Review of African Political Economy. (Forthcoming 2017.)
- Salem, Sara. (2017) "On transnational feminist solidarity : the case of Angela Davis in Egypt." Signs: A Journal of Women and Culture. (Forthcoming November 2018.)
- Salem, Sara. (2017) “Four Women of Egypt: Memory, Geopolitics and the Egyptian Women’s Movement during the Nasser and Sadat Eras.” Hypatia: A journal of feminist philosophy. (Online First.)
- Salem, Sara and Karim Malak. (2017) “How far does neoliberalism go in Egypt? Gender, citizenship, and the making of the ‘rural’ woman.” Review of African Political Economy. (Online First.)
- Salem, Sara and Nicola Pratt. (2017) "Revisiting the ‘Blue Bra’ Incident: Towards a New Agenda for Researching Politics and Popular Culture in Egypt." Jadaliyya.
- Salem, Sara. (2016) “Intersectionality and its discontents: intersectionality as traveling theory.” European Journal of Women’s Studies. (Online First).
- Salem, Sara. (2016) “Book review: Kate Crehan’s Gramsci’s common sense: Inequality and its narratives.”
- Salem, Sara and Vanessa Eileen-Thomas. (2016) “Old racisms, new masks: On the continuing discontinuities of racism and the erasure of race in European contexts.” nineteen sixty nine: an ethnic studies journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-24.
- Salem, Sara, and Karim Malak. (2015) “Reorientalizing the Middle East: The Power Agenda Setting Post-Arab Uprisings.” Middle East Topics and Arguments, vol. 4, pp. 93-109.
- Salem, Sara and Rekia Jibrin. (2015) “Revisiting Intersectionality: Reflections on Theory and Praxis.” Trans-Scripts, vol 5, pp. 7-24.
- Salem, Sara. (2015) The Political is Personal - Personal Reflections on a Feminist Trajectory - from transnational feminism to class politics. The Wide Margin.
- Salem, Sara. (2015) “Creating Spaces for Dissent: The Role of Social Media in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution,” in Social Media, Politics and the State Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, C. Fuchs and D. Trottier, ed., 1st ed. London: Routledge.
- Salem, Sara. (2014) “Reading and Mis-Reading Frantz Fanon.” The Postcolonialist.
- Salem, Sara. (2014) “The 2011 Egyptian Uprising: Framing Events Through the Narratives of Protesters,” in: Revolution as a Process: The Case of the Egyptian Uprising, A. Hamed, ed., 1st ed. Vienna: Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung.
- Salem, Sara. (2013) “The Egyptian Military and the 2011 Revolution.” Jadaliyya.