CMES Research Seminar: Law, Language and Space Making – Three Dimensions of Human Rights in Egyptian Feminist Activism Post-2011

Emma Sundkvist gives a talk on feminist activism in post-revolutionary Egypt. Her dissertation explores feminist activism in post-revolutionary Egypt and how activists used human rights in diverse ways during different periods of unrest and political instability.

When: 15 December 2022, 13:15 to 14:30 (CEST).

Where: CMES Seminar room (Finngatan 16) and on Zoom.

RegistrationFollow this link to register for the event

Emma Sundkvist is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Studies at Lund University.

 

 

New book on the Muslim Brotherhood in exile

Surviving repression – The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood after the 2013 coup

Author: Lucia Ardovini (UI & Lancaster University)
March, 2022

Manchester University Press

Abstract

Surviving repression tells the story of the Muslim Brotherhood following the 2013 coup d’état in Egypt. The Brotherhood gained legal recognition and quickly rose to power after the 2011 Arab uprisings, but its subsequent removal from office marked the beginning of the harshest repression of its troubled history. Forced into exile, the Brotherhood and its members are now faced with a monumental task as they rebuild this fragmented organisation.

Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews with current and former members of the Brotherhood, the book explores this new era in the movement’s history, emphasising first-hand experiences, perspectives and emotions to better understand how individual responses to repression are affecting the movement as a whole.

Surviving repression offers a unique insight into the main strategic, ideological and organizational debates dividing the Brotherhood.

CMES Research Seminar: Law, Language and Space Making – Three Dimensions of Human Rights in Egyptian Feminist Activism Post-2011

Emma Sundkvist gives a talk on three dimensions of human rights in Egyptian feminist activist post-2011: law, language and space making.

When: 9 June 2022, 13:15 to 14:30 (CEST)
Where:  CMES Seminar room (Finngatan 16) and on Zoom

Registration: Follow this link to register for the event

Emma Sundkvist is a PhD candidate in Human Rights Studies at Lund University.

Article on the study of islamist movements

10 Years On: New Contextual Factors in the Study of Islamism

Authors: Lucia Ardovini (UI) & Erika Biagini
October, 2021

Abstract

Although the popular protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 were short-lived, their long-term consequences are still resonating through the region a decade after their outbreak. Islamist movements have been affected in different ways by the drastic change in the political, social and geographical contexts in which they historically operated, highlighting the need for a renewed examination of these changed circumstances. Based on the case study of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, we argue that three key factors need to be accounted for when studying Islamist movements in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings. These are the dimension of exile; the increased role played by women and youth; and the emergence of cross-generational and cross-ideological alliances. The article analyzes these three factors through a comparative study of responses by Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood members to repression across Egypt, Turkey and the UK.

Article on women’s mobilisation against sexual violence in Egypt

Sustaining motivation: post-revolutionary oppositional consciousness among young Egyptian feminists

Author: Emma Sundkvist (Lund University)
July, 2021

The Journal of North African Studies

Abstract

Activism against sexual violence was one of the Egyptian Revolution’s most significant mobilising forces, but the country’s return to authoritarian rule has circumvented possibilities for organising and carrying out political resistance, including activism against sexual harassment. This article shows that despite this political oppression, young feminists continue to raise their voices and organise against the continuing problem of sexual violence. To illustrate this, the article draws on interviews considering a recent controversy surrounding allegations of sexual violence within the Egyptian political party Bread and Freedom.

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