Emad Shahin is a professor of public policy in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo. Previously, he taught at a number of universities in the United States including Harvard, Notre Dame, Georgetown, George Washington, and Boston before rejoining the American University in Cairo in 2012. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia for Islam and Politics and the co-editor with John L. Esposito of the Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics.
PhD, 1989, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, SAIS, Washington, DC
MA, 1984, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, SAIS, Washington, DC
MA, 1983, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, Cairo
BA, 1980, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, Cairo
TEACHING AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS
- Hasib Sabbagh Distinguished Visiting Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (June 2016-December 2016).
- University of Denver, Carnegie Centennial Visiting Scholar, (May- July 2015)
- Columbia University, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Distinguished Visiting Scholar (April 2014 – March 2015)
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Public Policy Scholar (February 2014-August 2014)
- International Institute of Islamic Thought, Distinguished Scholar Award (2014)
- Nominated two years in a row for the Harvard University Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize, May 2007 and May 2008.
- Recipient of the AUC Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for the Academic Year 2001-2002.
- Kennedy School of Government, the Dubai Initiative, Faculty Affiliate (June 2007-June 2009).
- Harvard University, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Visiting Scholar (Spring 2006).
Editor in Chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics, 2 vols.(Oxford University Press, 2014).
Key Islamic Political Figures, with John L. Esposito, eds. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Islam and Politics Around the World, with John L. Esposito, eds. (Oxford University Press,
Co-editor with John L. Esposito, The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Co-editor with Nathan Brown, The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge, 2010).
Co-Author, Islam and Democracy: Toward an Effective Citizenship [in Arabic] (Street Law and Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, 2005).
North Africa section editor, Modernist Islam: A Source Book, Kurzman, Charles, ed., (Oxford University Press, 2002).
Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements in North Africa (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1998). Paperback edition.
Selected Book Chapters and Articles
“Does Liberalism Have a Future in Egypt?” in Fahmy, Dalia and Daanish Faruqi, eds., Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism (Oneworld Books, 2017).
“Government” in Gerhard Bowering ed., Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction (Princeton University Press 2015)
“The Egyptian Revolution: The Spirit of Tahrir Square,” Journal of the Middle East and Africa, 3:46-69, 2012.
"Political Parties in Egypt: Alive, but not Kicking," in Lawson, Kay and Saad Eddin Ibrahim, eds., Political Parties and Democracy: The Arab World (Praeger Publishers, 2010).
“Democratic Transformation in Egypt: Controlled Reforms…Frustrated Hopes,” in Brown, Nathan and Emad El-Din Shahin, eds. The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge, 2010).