Assoc. Prof. Rasha Mansour
Programme Director
Office 124 - Building G

Dr. Rasha Mansour has an M.A. in Political Science from the American University in Cairo and a PhD in Political Science from Cairo University. Her MA thesis focused the rise of the feminist movement in Egypt. Her Ph.D. thesis examined the democratisation of water politics in Egypt. Her research interests include development, gender, human rights, refugees and migration, and Middle East politics. She is also the current Programme Director of the Political Science department.


Ph.D. in Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

M.A. in Development Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, American university in Cairo.

B.A. in Political Science,School of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University in Cairo.

Research Interests
  • Middle East politics
  • Development
  • Gender and women’s studies
  • Human rights
  • Refugees and Migration
  • Water security in the Middle East
  • Democratisation
Journal Articles

Mansour, R. S. (2019). Displacement, Identity, and Belonging: Iraqi Communities in Amman. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies17(4), 425-440.

El-Sayed, M. K., & Mansour, R. S. (2017). Water Scarcity as a Non-traditional Threat to Security in the Middle East. India Quarterly73(2), 227-240.

Chapters in Books

Gender and the Empowerment of Women in the Arab World (2010). Published by the Arab Women Organization, Cairo, Egypt.

University Groups
Introduction to Human Rights - Humanities - Non-Western political thought - Introduction to Development - Democratic Politics - Comparative politics
Programme Director