Heba Raouf Ezzat

Heba Raouf Ezzat is an assistant professor of political science at the Institute of Alliance of Civilizations-Ibn Haldun University -Istanbul/Turkey. She also teaches at the political science as well as the sociology department at IHU. For almost 30 years she taught political theory at Cairo University.

She was also an adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo (2006-2013). She spent two years (2014-2015) as a visiting fellow at London School of Economics (LSE) before moving to Istanbul 2016, where she is currently based. Her academic writings as well as teaching cover a wide range of topics that include classic and modern Western political thought, Islamic political theory, women and politics, global civil society, urban politics, cities and citizenships, and Middle East politics.

Since 2015 she supervised and introduced the full translation of the Liquid Modernity series of Zygmunt Bauman into Arabic. She also translated Ziauddin Sardar’s book on Mecca: The Holy City to Arabic. Her most latest work is a research paper in the “Project on the future of human rights in the Arab world” titled: “The Human rights movement and the Islamist: The Paths of Convergence and Divergence” with the Arab Reform Initiative/Paris, a chapter titled “ Re-imagining Egypt: The State of War” in a book on Contemporary thought in the Middle East (Routledge 2021), and a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East 2022 titled “The Empty Tahrir Square: Dismantling the Multitude”.