Nadine Sika is assistant professor of comparative politics and director of the Political Science Graduate Studies Program at The American University in Cairo. She was Humboldt Foundation Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin (2014-2015). Before joining AUC, she was guest scholar at the Political Science Institute at Tuebingen University in Germany and a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Arab Office on good governance. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Partners in Development, an independent Egyptian think tank. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Institution for Public Opinion Polling “Baseera.”
She is the author of “Youth Activism and Contentious Politics in Egypt: Dynamics of Continuity and Change” (Cambridge UP, 2017) and co-editor with Eberhard Kienle of the Arab Uprisings: Transforming and Challenging State Power (I.B. Tauris2015). Her recent articles appeared in journals such as Mediterranean Politics, Journal of North African Studies and the British Journal of Middle East Studies. Her research interests are in democratization, contentious politics and youth civic and political engagement in the MENA region. She has been team leader and principle investigator of two international collaborative research programs on youth civic and political engagement in the MENA.
She holds a PhD in Political Science from Cairo University (2008) and an MA (2000) and BA (1997) from The American University in Cairo. She teaches courses on comparative Middle East Studies, Comparative Democratization and State-Society relations.