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Nehal Elmeligy

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Contact Information

702 S Wright Street
3120 Lincoln Hall
M/C 454
Urbana IL 61801
PhD Candidate


I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and have been in the U.S. since 2016 for graduate school. 

Research Interests

Sociology of Gender

Transnational Sociology

Feminist Social Movements 

Arab Feminist Studies

Transnational Feminism

Gender & Sexuality

Queer Theory

Sociology of Emotions 



I hold a BA in English from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, an MA in Gender Studies from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and an MA in Sociology from UIUC. 


Courses Taught

SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

SOC 101: Sociology of Gender 


Highlighted Publications

1) Civil Society Review in Lebanon:  On Fatal Chaos and Disruption, and Women in Public Space: Cairo’s Street Situation and the Murder of the “Maadi Girl” and the Single “Al Salam Doctor:…

2) Gender & Society:  Airing Egypt's Dirty Laundry: BuSSy's Storytelling as Feminist Social Change 

3) The Journal of Resistance Studies: "Making a Scene: Young Women's Feminist Social Nonmovement in Cairo"