Ms. Sara Shaker is currently on an unpaid leave.
Sara Shaker graduated from the British University in Egypt (BUE) - in partnership with Loughborough University - in 2011 with a BSc in Political Science. During my undergraduate commencement, she was awarded the "Top Student Award" for her outstanding academic performance across the four years of university.
Afterwards, she shifted to the American University in Cairo (AUC) for an MA. Her thesis was titled “The Visualisation and Representation of Gender in Egyptian Comics". After graduation from AUC, she was granted the “Graduate Honour Award” in honour of outstanding academic achievement.
Along with teaching activities, she has been engaged in community service activities particularly in the area of education & health.She assisted the grants department at Life Makers Foundation in proposal funding initiatives. At LifeMakers, she has collaborated closely with external donors and assisted in the implementation of the projects such as Insaan (Improving lives), Future Guardians, Village Project, & Al-Alm Quwa (Eradicating Illiteracy).
Sara has been awarded multiple awards from the American University in Cairo, among them; Partial Graduate Fellowship, Cynthia Nelson Institute, Gender Studies, and the AUC Graduate Honour Award, for outstanding academic performance.
M.A. in Gender and Women Studies in the Middle East and North Africa, GAPP, American University in Cairo, 2016.
B.Sc. in Political Science, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics, and Political Science, the British University in Egypt (BUE) in partnership with Loughborough University, 2011.
- Women and Gender Studies in MENA
- Human Rights
- Media & Politics
- Middle East Studies
- Egyptian Popular Culture
- Politics of Migration
Shaker, S. (2019). New Woman Project, Faculty of Philosophy, Media & Mass Communication Department, Erfurt University.
Shaker, S. (2017). "Gender Binaries and Sexual Violence in Adult Comics During Post- Revolutionary Egypt". Kohl Journal For Body & Gender Research, in Sex, Desire, & Intimacy, 3(2), 205-215. URL: http://kohljournal.press/gender-binaries/
Sara Rizkallah (2014). Khul in Egypt. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Shaker, S.(2018). Egyptian Adult Comics: A Place for Untold Gender Stories in Egyptian Society. At the Feminism in Crisis: Gender and the Arab Public Sphere Conference. American University in Beirut, Lebanon. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju59w3Xkzlc
Shaker, S.(2016). Egyptian Comics, What about Them. At the 22nd AUC Annual Conference at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Makhlouf, J. & Shaker, S. (2016). Villains or Heroes? A Critical Analysis of the Postive and Negative Depictions of Muslims in Western and Non-Western Comics. At the Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities Conference, Aga Khan University, London, UK. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FamCG5Axl3A
Shaker, S.(2016). The Hungarian Revolution in the Egyptian Press. At the Impact and Perspective Conference, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary.