Professor Salwa Ismail
BA (American University in Cairo), MA (McMaster), PhD (McGill)
Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East
- Professor Salwa Ismail
- Email address:
- 020 7898 4740
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- On Sabbatical:
- Term 1 & 2, 15/16
PhD Students supervised
- Merve Kutuk, Muslim Femininities Contested: Islam, Gender, and Class in Contemporary Turkey (working title)
- Nadiya Ali, Negotiating Multiplicity and Engagement
- Veronica Ferreri, Creating a Syrian Subject, perceiving the Syrian State. Displacement, violence and fantasy of the state among Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
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- Near and Middle East
Ismail, Salwa (2006) Political Life in Cairo's New Quarters. Encountering the Everyday State. University of Minnesota Press.
Ismail, Salwa (2006) Rethinking Islamist Politics: Culture, the State and Islamism. London: I. B. Tauris. (Paperback edition, with new preface)
Ismail, Salwa (2003) Rethinking Islamist Politics. Culture, the State and Islamism. London: I.B. Tauris.
Ismail, Salwa (2014) 'The Politics of the Urban Everyday in Cairo: Infrastructures of Oppositional Action.' In: Parnell , Susan and Sophie, Oldfield, (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South. New York: Routledge, pp. 269-280.
Ismail, Salwa (2009) 'Producing ‘Reformed Islam’: A Saudi Contribution to the US Projects of Global Governance.' In: al-Rasheed, Madawi, (ed.), Kingdom Without Borders. London; New York: Hurst and Columbia University Press, pp. 113-133.
Ismail, Salwa (2009) 'Youth, Gender and the State in Cairo: Marginalized Masculinities and Contested Spaces.' In: Khalaf, Samir and Khalaf, Roseanne, (eds.), Arab Society and Culture. London: Saqi.
Ismail, Salwa (2009) 'Changing Social Structure, Shifting Alliances and Authoritarianism in Syria.' In: Lawson, Fred, (ed.), Demystifying Syria. London: Saqi Press, pp. 13-28.
Ismail, Salwa (2008) 'Being Muslim: Islam, Islamism and Identity Politics.' In: Khalili, Laleh, (ed.), Politics of the Modern Arab World. London: Routledge Publications. (Critical concepts in the modern politics of the Middle East)
Ismail, Salwa (2004) 'Is there an Islamic Conception of Politics?' In: Leftwich, Adrian, (ed.), What is Politics? London: Polity, pp. 147-167.
Ismail, Salwa (2004) 'The Politics of Historical Revisionism: New Re-readings of the Founding Period of Islam.' In: Browers, Michaelle and Kurzman, Charles, (eds.), Is there an Islamic Reformation? Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, pp. 101-124.
Ismail, Salwa (2003) 'Islamic Political Thought.' In: Ball, T. and Bellamy, R., (eds.), The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought. Cambridge University Press, pp. 579-601.
Ismail, Salwa (1995) 'Democracy in Contemporary Arab Intellectual Discourse.' In: Brynen, Rex and Korany, Bahgat and Noble, Paul, (eds.), Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World. Vol.1: Theoretical Perspectives. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Reinner, pp. 93-111.
Ismail, Salwa (2013) 'Urban Subalterns in the Arab Revolutions: Cairo and Damascus in Comparative Perspective.' Comparative Studies in Society and History, 55 (4). pp. 865-894.
Ismail, Salwa (2013) 'Piety, Profit and the Market in Cairo: A Political Economy of Islamisation.' Contemporary Islam, 7 (1). pp. 107-128.
Ismail, Salwa (2012) 'The Egyptian Revolution against the Police.' Social Research, 79 (2). pp. 435-462.
Ismail, Salwa (2011) 'The Syrian Uprising: Imagining and Performing the Nation.' Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 11 (3). pp. 538-549.
Ismail, Salwa (2011) 'Civilities, Subjectivities and Collective Action: Preliminary Reflections in light of the Egyptian Revolution.' Third World Quarterly, 32 (5). pp. 989-995.
Ismail, Salwa (2011) 'Authoritarian Government, Neo-Liberalism and Everyday Civilities in Egypt.' Third World Quarterly, 32 (5). pp. 845-862.
Ismail, Salwa (2008) 'Muslim Public Self-Presentation: Interrogating the Liberal Public Sphere.' PS: Political Science and Politics, 41 (1). pp. 25-29.
Ismail, Salwa (2007) 'Islamism, Re-Islamisation and the Fashioning of Muslim Selves: Refiguring the Public Sphere.' Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 4 (1). Article 3.
Ismail, Salwa (2004) 'Being Muslim: Islam, Islamism and Identity Politics.' Government and Opposition, 39 (4). pp. 614-31.
Ismail, Salwa (2004) 'Islamist movements as Social Movements: Contestation and Identity Frames.' Historical Reflections, 30 (3). pp. 385-402.
Ismail, Salwa (2001) 'The Paradox of Islamist Politics.' Middle East Report (221). pp. 34-39.
Ismail, Salwa (2000) 'The Popular Movement Dimensions of Contemporary Militant Islamism: Socio-spatial Determinants in the Cairo Urban Setting.' Comparative Studies in Society and History, 42 (2). pp. 263-293.
Ismail, Salwa (1999) 'Religious "Orthodoxy" as Public Morality: The State, Islamism and Cultural Politics in Egypt.' Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies (14). pp. 25-47.
Ismail, Salwa (1998) 'Confronting the Other: Identity, Culture, Politics and Conservative Islamism in Egypt.' International Journal of Middle East Studies, 30 (2). pp. 199-225.
Ismail, Salwa (1996) 'Politics of Space in Urban Cairo: Informal Communities and the State.' Arab Studies Journal, 4 . pp. 119-132.
Ismail, Salwa (1996) 'Les relations État-société en Égypte: Restructurer le politique.' Égypte: Monde Arabe, 26 (2). pp. 131-150.
Ismail, Salwa (1995) 'State-Society Relations in Egypt: Restructuring the Political.' Arab Studies Quarterly, 17 (3). pp. 39-54.
Ismail, Salwa (1994) Radical Islamism in Egypt: Discursive Struggle. Montreal: Inter-University Consortium for Arab Studies.
Ismail, Salwa (2011) 'Days of Anger.' Index on Censorship, 40 (1). pp. 36-45.