Rabab
El Mahdi

Building
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall
Room
2016
Position
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department
Political Science
Campus
AUC New Cairo
t 1899

Profile

Brief Biography
Rabab El Mahdi is associate professor of political science at The American University in Cairo. She earned her PhD from McGill University in Montreal, where she wrote her dissertation on the impact of neo-liberal economic reconstruction on changing patterns of state-civil society relations in Egypt and Bolivia. Her field of specialization is comparative political economy and development, with a focus on Latin America and the Middle East. El Mahdi’s research interests cover the areas of state-civil society relations, social movements and resistance, as well as the political economy of social policy. Before joining AUC, she worked for several developmental organizations, including NGOs and UN agencies.
Research Interest

Comparative political economy of Latin American and the Middle East (state-civil society relations)

Social movements and resistance

Women's movements

Democratic transitions