Mona Abaza

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Sociology

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
mona.abaza@gmail.com

Contact information (work)

Work email address: 
moabaza@aucegypt.edu

Education

PhD, Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1990.

MA, Sociology, University of Durham, UK, 1986.

BA, Political Science, American University in Cairo, 1982.

Competences

Consumer Culture and Shopping Malls

Discourses on Englightenment in the Middle East

Gender

Islamic Networks between the Middle East and Southeast Asia

Sociology of Knowledge

Languages: 

Arabic

English

French

German

Jobs

Work history: 

Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo, 2016-Present.

Visiting Guest Professor for two years, Centre for Theology, Lund University, Sweden, 2009-2011.

Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Egyptology, Psychology, American University in Cairo, 2007-2009.

Honorary office and memberships: 

External Research Reviewer, one amongst 6 Evaluators of ISIM, the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World. Leiden, The Netherlands, 2007.

Advisory member of the Program on the Middle East and North America, Social Science Research Council, New York, until 2006.

Reviewer to several publishing houses and academics journals such as Theory, Culture and Society, Current Sociology, Sojourn.

Productions and works: 

Her books are: 

THE COTTON PLANTATION REMEMBERED: AN EGYPTIAN FAMILY STORY, The American University in Cairo Press, 2013. Pp. 289. (Photography book).

TWENTIETH CENTURY EGYPTIAN ART; THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SHERWET SHAFEI. The American University in Cairo Press, 2011.

CHANGING CONSUMER CULTURES OF MODERN EGYPT. CAIRO´S URBAN RESHAPING, 2006, Brill-Leiden co-published with AUC Press. Pp. 303.

DEBATES ON ISLAM AND KNOWLEDGE IN MALAYSIA AND EGYPT, SHIFTING WORLDS. RoutledgeCurzon Press, UK. 2002. pp. 304.

ISLAMIC EDUCATION: PERCEPTIONS AND EXCHANGES. INDONESIAN STUDENTS IN CAIRO. Cahier d'Archipel, 23. EHESS, Paris. 1994. pp. 198.