Samer S. Shehata is the Colin Mackey and Patricia Molina de Mackey Associate Professor of Middle East studies and the Middle East Studies Program Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. He has also taught at the American University in Cairo, Columbia University, New York University, Georgetown University, and the Doha institute for Graduate Studies.
Shehata is the author of Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt (SUNY, 2009 and republished with a new “Afterward” by the American University in Cairo Press in 2010), and editor of Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change (Routledge, 2012). His articles have appeared in both academic and policy journals including the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Current History, MERIP, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Middle East Policy, Folklore and as book chapters and encyclopedia articles. His analysis and op-ed pieces have been published in the New York Times, Boston Globe/International Herald Tribune, Salon, Slate, Arab Reform Bulletin, Al Hayat, Al Ahram Weekly and other publications.
Dr. Shehata has testified before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations in the United States Congress. He has received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Ford Foundation’s Middle East Research Competition, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Research Center in Egypt, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2009 for his work on Islamist politics.
Dr. Shehata has been interviewed for commentary by a wide range of media including CNN, BBC, PBS News Hour, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, C-Span, CBC, Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera English, Al Arabiyya, Egyptian Satellite TV, Middle East Broadcasting Company (MBC), CCTV, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Guardian, Le Monde, and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Dr. Shehata received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. (Politics) from Princeton University, where his dissertation won the Malcolm H. Kerr Award from the Middle East Studies Association.
- Ph.D. in Politics, Princeton University, 2000
- M.Phil. in Social and Political Theory, University of Cambridge, 1991
- B.A. in Political Science and Middle East Studies, University of California, Berkeley, magna cum laude, 1990
- Colin Mackey and Patricia Molina de Mackey Associate Professor of International and Area Studies and Coordinator, Middle East Studies, Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2013 – Present.
- Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar, 2015 – 2017.
- Assistant Professor of Arab Politics, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2005 – 2013.
- Acting Director, Arab Studies Academic Programs, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2002 – 2003.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2001 – 2005.
- Faculty Fellow/Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University, 2000 – 2001.
- Major Cultures Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University, 1999 – 2000.
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