Diane Singerman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government, School of Public Affairs at American University, and Co-Director of Tadamun: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiatives. Among her publications are: Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity, (ed., 2009), Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East (co-edited. with Paul Amar 2006), Avenues of Participation: Family, Politics, and Networks in Urban Quarters of Cairo (1995) and Development, Change, and Gender in Cairo: A View from the Household (co-edited with Homa Hoodfar, 1996). Her research interests lie within comparative politics, gender and politics in Egypt and the Middle East, informal politics, political participation, urbanism, youth, globalisation, and social movements.
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