Sandrine Gamblin is an assistant professor of political science, at The American University in Cairo. She joined AUC as a full time professor in January 2014, first as the associate director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC), then as the director of the center (2014-2016). She is currently teaching at, and affiliated with, the Department of Political Science.
Before joining AUC, Gamblin has extensively lived and worked in the region. As a researcher, she has been associate to the Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques et Juridiques (CEDEJ). As a consultant, she worked with international agencies, such as the UNDP, USAID and the International Crisis Group. As an assistant professor, she taught political science, European politics and Middle Eastern politics, in Egypt and Lebanon.
Gamblin holds a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris, a master's degree in Middle East studies (Sciences Po), a master's degree in International relations (University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a BA in languages and civilizations (English, Spanish, Arabic). Her PhD thesis was dedicated to the political economy of tourism and antiquities in Egypt, with a specific focus on the region of Luxor. She has also extensively studied, and published on electoral process and political transition in Egypt and the Middle East.
“Histoire(s) du tourisme moderne au tournant du 20è siècle : une escale à Louxor, Egypte ». Voyages en Egypte, des Normands au pays des pharaons au XIXè siècle. Contribution to the exhibition catalogue, Musée de Normandie, Editions Fage, Juin 2017. http://musee-de-normandie.caen.fr/evenement/voyages-en-egypte#.WWybk-lpzIU
“International Tourism in post-revolution Egypt: Value Conflicts and Economic Pragmatism”. Cairo Papers in Social Sciences, Egypt, The Political Economy of the New Republic. Chapter 7, Summer 2015, pp.134-152. http://www.aucpress.com/p-5240-the-political-economy-of-the-new-egyptian-republic.aspx
(on-going) “Antiquities and Nationalism in Contemporary Egypt: Political Narratives in Shady Abdel Salam’s film al-Momiya (1969)”.