Amal Adel Abdrabo
Dr. Amal Adel Abdrabo, is an urban sociologist and visual anthropologist who works as an assistant professor at Alexandria University, Egypt. Currently, she holds a position at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for 9 months (January-September 2023).
She is a former BNGS Fellow at The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt (2015-2017). She was also a Visiting Post Doctor Scholar at the Center for African Studies at Basel University, Switzerland (2017-2019). In 2021 she joined The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) as a postdoctoral researcher for 4 months in Dakar Senegal.
Her research interests cover development studies; migration studies; urban sociology; and visual anthropology. She published and co-authored a lot of academic papers and books in both Arabic and English. Her latest publications: Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced (2021); Handbook of Research on Creative Cities and Advanced Models for Knowledge-Based Urban Development (2021); Societal Resilience and Response to Contagious Diseases and Pandemics (2022).