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The Arab Uprisings: Five Years Later; Lecture with Prof. Joel Beinin of Stanford, and Prof. Angela Joya of UO

The Arab Uprisings: Five Years Later

Presented by
Professor Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Professor Angela Joya, University of Oregon


Event Date: Monday, April 18th

Event Location: Lillis Hall, room 282

Event Time: 4 p.m.



Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982, His M.A. from Harvard in 1974, and his B.A. from Princeton in 1970.  From 2006 to 2008 he served as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo.  In 2002 he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.
Beinin’s research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of modern Egypt, Palestine, and Israel and on US policy in the Middle East.  He has written or edited ten books, most recently Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, 2nd edition (Stanford University Press, 2013), co-edited with Frédéric Vairel and The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt (Solidarity Center, 2010).

His latest book entitled Workers and Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt was published by Stanford University Press in 2015. Here is a link to his book: 


Angela Joya’s research focuses on the impact of economic globalization on the Middle East and North Africa with a particular focus on Egypt and Syria. She conducted fieldwork in Egypt between 2005-2008 where she researched the impact of economic liberalization and privatization on workers and peasants and the role of the state in these processes. She is currently preparing a manuscript tentatively titled The Political Economy of Egypt under Mubarak: Accumulation by Dispossession, Land Relations and Class Reconfigurations. Dr. Joya’s other research interests include the Syrian conflict, the current migrant crisis, Islamist opposition parties and their struggle for power. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey.


Event Sponsors: the UO Department of International Studies, Rutherford Middle East Initiative, and UO Global Studies Institute.