- Position: Assistant Professor and Middle East Studies Program Director
- Department: Department of Public Policy and Administration
Noura Wahby is an assistant professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration at The American University in Cairo. Prior to joining AUC, she was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. She previously worked at the Cambridge Centre of Smart Infrastructure looking at citizen engagement, digital technologies, and local infrastructure in the United Kingdom. Her doctoral research at Cambridge’s Centre of Development Studies focused on the political economy of urban development and urban waterscapes in Cairo, Egypt. Her research was awarded the 2019 Malcolm H. Kerr Best Dissertation Award in Social Sciences during the Middle East Studies Association annual meeting in New Orleans, United States. She has also worked professionally in training, evaluation and project design in a diversity of international development projects in the Middle East. Her research interests include the urban commons, governance, informality, water, and political economy. She currently directs the Middle East Studies programs at AUC.
- Urban policies
- Social and environmental policies
- Political economy
- Uneven development