My research portfolio is interdisciplinary and diverse covering literature, cinema, gender politics and popular culture. My most recent publications include: the journal article 'Shifting Narratives of the Police in Egyptian Cinema before and after the January 2011 Revolution', in the Contemporary Levant journal (3:2, 2018); a monograph, The Egyptian Military in Popular Culture: Context and Critique (Palgrave, 2017); and the edited volume (with an introduction), Women, Culture, and the January 2011 Egyptian Revolution (Routledge, 2016).
In June 2016, I started a three-year AHRC-funded research project entitled 'Politics and Popular Culture in Egypt: Contested Narratives of the 25 January Revolution and its Aftermath'. I am involved as a Co-Investigator on this project, which aims to unlock much of popular cultural outputs about the impact and implications of the 2011 January Revolution in Egypt. The project is implemented together with Dr Nicola Pratt as Principal Investigator (Warwick University), and Dr Dina Rezk (Reading University) as Co-Investigator.
My forthcoming book is entitled The Egyptian Coffeehouse: Politics, Culture and Urban Space (I.B. Tauris publishing).