Omnia El Shakry
Omnia El Shakry is an intellectual historian at the University of California, Davis where she teaches courses on Modern Middle East History and World History. Her research interests relate to the history of social science in Egypt and the formulation of a post-colonial national modernity.
Research Project: A Genealogy of the Concept of Youth: Emerging Categories in Egyptian Public Discourse
- “Youth as Peril and Promise: The Emergence of Adolescent Psychology in Postwar Egypt,” International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol. 43, no. 4 (November 2011), 591-610.
- “Egypt’s Three Revolutions: the Force of History behind this Popular Uprising” Jadaliyya, February 6, 2011.http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/569/egypts-three-revolutions_the-force-of-history-behind-this-popular-uprising. Republished in English, French, and Arabic in Transeuropeennes: International Journal of Critical Thought, February 21, 2011.http://www.transeuropeennes.eu/en/articles/247/Egypt_s_Three_Revolutions_The_Force_of_History_behind_the_Uprising
- Artistic Sovereignty in the Shadow of Post-Socialism: Egypt’s 20th Annual Youth Salon, e-flux journal 7, July 2009. http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/70
- 20th Annual Salon El Shabab: Youth, Art, and Controversy, (in English, Arabic, and German), Nafas Art Magazine, April 2009. http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/nafas/articles/2009/20_salon_of_you...
- The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt, Stanford University Press, 2007.
- Cairo as Capital of Socialist Revolution? in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Middle East, edited by Diane Singerman and Paul Amar (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press), pp. 73-98, 2006.
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