Author Archives: Nadine Naber

About Nadine Naber

Nadine Naber is associate professor in the gender and women’s studies program and the Asian American studies program at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is co-founder of Arab and Muslim American studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism (New York University Press, 2012). She is co-editor of the books Race and Arab Americans (Syracuse, 2008), Arab and Arab American Feminisms (Syracuse, 2010), and The Color of Violence (South End, 2006).

The Cry for Human Rights: Violence, Transition, and the Egyptian Revolution

In January 2011, Egypt and, indeed, the world witnessed something immense and unprecedented: millions of people from every sector of society took to the streets to overthrow their dictator. As known scholars and activists involved and interested in Egyptian politics, both authors of this essay were approached to comment on the momentous events and/or speak about them at public forums. Various media outlets sought out Atef Said, an Egyptian human rights lawyer and sociologist living in the area. The questions they asked, however, were disconcerting Continue reading → Continue reading →