Emancipatory Politics in the Arab World

Funding Body

The British Academy – Council for British Research in the Levant


Professor Phil Marfleet (PI), University of East London

Dr Anne Alexander, University of Cambridge

Dr Jamie Allinson, University of Westminster

Dr Nadine El-Anany, University of Birkbeck

Award Value



This project, which began in February 2012 and concluded with a workshop held in Cairo in December 2012, focused on the (re)emerging traditions of emancipatory politics in the Arab revolutions, connected to the the mass movements in those states. The workshop in Cairo produced a number of innovative pieces for a special section of a peer-reviewed journal. A website for the project, with additional material and interventions, is currently under construction.

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