Shehata’s first book, Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt, was published in 2009 by the State University of New York Press (SUNY Series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East). The book is based on a year of ethnographic fieldwork working as a “winding machine operator” in two large textile factories in Alexandria, Egypt. (Review in Le Monde diplomatique)
The American University in Cairo Press published a Middle East edition of Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt in 2010, which also includes a new afterword analyzing the tsunami of labor and economic protests which began in Egypt in 2004.
Shehata is also the editor of a book entitled Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change (Routledge, 2012), which addressed a number of central questions in the study of Islamist politics in the Middle East.
articles, Peer-Reviewed Articles, & Book Chapters
2010 – 2019
- “Understanding Donald Trump’s Victory: Some Methodological and Semiotic Considerations“, Policy Analysis, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, February 2017. [PDF]
- “Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat’s Egypt“, (By Abdullah Al-Arian. Oxford University Press USA, New York, 2014. 320 pp). The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Fall 2015. [PDF]
- “The Resurgence of Egypt’s ‘Deep State’?” in “The Crisis of the Arab State“, Study Group Report, Convened by Michael C. Hudson, Middle East Initiative Kuwait Visiting Scholar, (Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs), Spring 2015. [PDF]
- “Shop Floor Politics in Egypt,” in Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East, eds., Evelyn Early and Donna Lee Bowen (3rd edition), (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 2014.
- “Ethnography, Identity and the Production of Knowledge”, in Dvora Yanow and Peregrine Schwartz- Shea (eds.) Interpretation and Method: Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe), pp. 244-263, 2006 (second edition, forthcoming January 2013)
- “Egypt’s Muslim Brothers in Late Mubarak Egypt”, (with Joshua Stacher), in The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest and Social Change in Egypt, 1999-2011, edited by Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing, (London: Verso), May 2012.
- “Egypt: the Founders” in The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are, edited by Robin Wright (Washington DC: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press), April 2012.
- “Review” of Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change, (London & New York: Routledge), Journal of International and Global Studies Volume 6, Number 2, pp. 72-75, 2012. [PDF]
- “Introduction” in Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change, edited volume, (London & New York: Routledge), pp. 1-20, 2012.
- “Political Da‘wa: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood’s Participation in Semi-Authoritarian Elections”, in Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change, (London & New York: Routledge), pp. 120-145, 2012.
2000 – 2009
- “After Mubarak, Mubarak?” Current History, Volume 107, Issue 713, pp. 418-424, December 2008. [PDF]
- “Inside an Egyptian Parliamentary Campaign”, in Political Participation in the Middle East, eds. Ellen Lust-Okar and Saloua Magrawi, pp. 95-120, (Boulder: Lynne Rienner), 2008. [PDF]
- “In the Basha’s House: The Organizational Culture of Egyptian Public-Sector Enterprise”, International Journal of Middle East Studies vol. 35, pp. 103-132, February 2003. (reprinted in Politics of the Modern Arab World: Critical Concepts in the Modern Politics of the Middle East, edited by Laleh Khalili, London: Routledge, 2008). [PDF]
- “Democracy: the Middle East”, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, ed., Peter N. Stearns, (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 454-458, 2008.
- “Boxing in the Brothers” (with Joshua Stacher), MERIP Online, August 2007. [PDF]
- “Popular Media, Opinion Leaders and Islamophobia”, in Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies, edited by Mohamed Nimer, (Beltsville, MD: Amana), pp. 75-87, 2007.
- “Egypt,” Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (second edition), ed. Robert Wuthnow, (Washington DC: CQ Press), December 2006.
- “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament”, (with Joshua Stacher), Middle East Report, Number 240, pp. 32- 39, Fall 2006 (Named one of the six works to read on Egyptian politics by Foreign Affairs). [PDF]
- “Egypt: The Gamal Mubarak Paradox”, Arab Reform Bulletin, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Volume 4, Issue 5, June 2006. [PDF]
- “Losing Hearts and Minds: Understanding America’s Failure in Iraq,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Volume 6, Issue 1, Winter/Spring), pp. 71-79, 2005. [PDF]
- “Opposition Politics in Egypt: A Fleeting Moment of Opportunity?” Arab Reform Bulletin: June 2006, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Volume 2, Issue 9, October, 2004. [PDF]
- “Egypt after 9/11: Politics and Perceptions of the US”, (Social Science Research Council) 2003. [PDF]
- “Political Succession in Egypt”, Middle East Policy volume IX, Number 3, pp. 110-113, September 2002. [PDF]
1990 – 1999
- “The Politics of Laughter: Nasser, Sadat and Mubarek in Egyptian Political Joke”, Folklore vol. 103, no. 1, spring/summer, pp. 75-91, 1992. [PDF]