Atef Said

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Sociology
    Title: ِِAssistant Professor of Sociology
    Office: 4146A BSB Phone: 312-4133-761
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Social Movements and Revolutions, Sociology of the Middle East and Political Sociology.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior and senior students in the social sciences, preferred major in sociology, anthropology, history or political sciences. I am looking specifically for students who love to do research, enthusiastic and very reliable and committed.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    This is for sociology students who are enthusiastic about research and very reliable and committed.

    Currently, there is an opportunity is to work with me in my book manuscript about the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and its aftermath.

    Project Title:
    Revolution Squared: The Politics of Space and Time in the Egyptian Revolution

    Research Tasks and Skills to be Learned:
    You will do one or more of these three tasks and learn along the way under the guidance of professor Said:

    1) To assist me in updating and organizing the book bibliography.
    2) To assist me in organizing and classifying literature related to two areas in my research in the book: spatio-temporalities of revolutions and social movements, and political space in Egypt in the aftermath of the uprising in 2011.
    3) To assist me in sketching few maps on protesters in Egypt during and after the uprising based on data he has.

    ALL the three jobs may require going to the library and learning new skills such as the skill of academic citations and making bibliographies and the skill of critical literature review as well as the skill of leaning programs such as the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.

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