associate professor of government, codirector, Middle East Studies
Area of Expertise:
Comparative politics; the Middle East: politics, gender politics, economic and political development, Islamist activism, religion and politics, social movements; studies of resistance
Diane Singerman's research interests focus on political change from below, particularly in the Middle East, and more specifically Egypt. Her work examines the formal and informal side of politics, gender, social movements, globalization, public space, and urban politics. Her most recent edited book is Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space and Global Modernity and Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East. Prof. Singerman is currently working on a project funded by the Ford Foundation called the Tadamun: The Cairo Urban Society Institute. It's purpose is to mobilize ways to improve reform of local government and redefine the public sphere.
Foreign Language Fluency:
BA, MA, PhD, Princeton University
Gender and Sex-Feminism and Women's Rights, Middle East-Arab World Issues