Cultural Anthropology

Dalia Ibraheem

Dalia IbraheemPhD student
Advisor: Omar Dewachi
Program: Cultural Anthropology (CITE)
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Research interests: Anthropology of sports, leisure, pop culture; human rights

I hold an MA in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo AUC. My masters thesis “Ultras Ahlawy and the Spectacle: Subjects, Resistance and the Organized Football Fandom in Egypt” won Magda al-Nouwahi award in gender studies for best writing thesis in 2016. I am interested in anthropology of sports, leisure and pop culture.

For ten years, I worked as a human rights practitioner at The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). I am the author of the report “The Trap: Punishing Sexual Difference in Egypt”, which documents the state crackdown on the users of queer dating applications especially gay men and those who are perceived as gays.


Departmental Chair
Ryne Palombit
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Office Hours virtual, by appointment

Graduate Director - on leave fall 2021
Erin Vogel
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Office Hours virtual, Monday 2:30-4, by appointment

Acting Graduate Director fall 2021
Zeynep Gursel
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Graduate Assistant