Ghada Barsoum

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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The American University in Cairo
Department of Public Policy and Public Administration
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 PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada, 2005

 MA, Sociology and Anthropology, The American University in Cairo, 1999

BA, English Literature, Ain Shams University, 1987


 Youth Impowerment

 Women and the Job Market

Higher Education in Egypt

Social Service Reform





Work history: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, The American University in Cairo, 2010-present.

Research Associate/Senior Program Manager, Poverty, Gender and Youth Program, The Population Council, West Asia and North Africa Office, Cairo, 2006-2010.

 Consultant, Economic Research Forum, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2005-06

Productions and works: 

"The Alignment of the Policy Objectives of Youth inclusion and Population Regulation in Post Arab-Spring Egypt: A Discussion Paper".  International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Accepted and provisionally scheduled for Volume 33, issue 7/8. 2013.

Arab Youth Report 2013 (Forthcoming).  League of Arab States and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

"Arab Youth: A Focus on the Challenges of the Employment and Civic Participation," OIDA International Journal on Sustainable Development,  Vol. 5, pp. 39-54. 2013

Labor Market Policies and Informality. The Social-Economic Situation of Middle East Youth on the Eve of the Arab Spring. Workshop Discussion Paper.  Middle East Youth Initiative.  Silatech, Issam Fares Institute for International Policy and Public Affairs. The American University in Beirut. 2012

"When There is 'No Respect' at Work: Job Quality Issues for Women in Egypt’s Private Sector", OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 67-80, 2010