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

2000 – 2009

1990 – 1999