Before changing his career to academia, Said worked as a human rights attorney and researcher in Egypt from 1995 to 2004, where he practiced human rights law and directed research initiatives in different human rights organizations. He holds a Masters in Sociology-Anthropology from the American University in Cairo (2004), and a Masters in Sociology (2013) and a PhD (2014) from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In this PhD dissertation, Said studies Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square as both a political space and a lens for understanding the successes and failures of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Currently, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
The MENAS 493 Colloquium Series is open to the public, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Those not enrolled in the course are invited to attend all lectures.