Reem Saad

1994: Ph.D in Social Anthropology, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.
1987:  MA in Anthropology, American University in Cairo
1984:  BA (with Highest Honours) in Middle East Studies and Minor in Sociology-Anthropology, American University in Cairo
1979:  G.C.E. O Level, British Council, Cairo.

Saad currently works as a Professor of Anthropology at her alma mater the American University in Cairo. In addition to that she is also an editorial board member of Cairo Papers in Social Science, Contributing Editor for MERIP (The Middle East Research and Information Project), which was one of the sources we looked at in the news analyses, Member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Peasant Studies, and Contributing Editor for the Review of African Political Economy.

Topics of Study
Saad’s academic interests are rural Egypt, Historical Anthropology, Culture and Ethnographic film. Her publication history shows she is also very interested in issues of economic inequality and women’s rights.

See Reem Saad’s CV.

Lack of Publications On Egyptian Revolution
In all articles in the journal of Cultural Anthropology, titled “Reflection on the Egyptian Revolution“. Saad shares how deeply the Revolution impacted both Egypt and herself, noting that while she’s an anthropologist, she chose not to write anything about the revolution that would be published. The comment suggests that she was thinking that whatever was written about the Revolution wouldn’t do the cause justice and would only take away meaning from the Revolution rather than highlighting it, and as such, she did not want to write anything with ulterior motives, such as published works for tenure purposes.

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