DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17192/meta.2015.4.2673

Karim Malak is a M.A. Candidate at Columbia University, Middle Eastern, South Asian, African Studies (MESAAS), New York, USA.His research interests include postcolonialism, International Relations Theory, critical security studies, neoliberalism and post-development in Egypt. Malak's most recent works include “False Ideas about ‘Activism’ in Egypt and the Case of Egypt’s Copts: Outside the State an “The US Religious Freedom Agenda: Blowback against Egypt’s Coptic ‘Activists’?” in Beyond the ‘Arab Spring’ in North Africa: Micro- and Macro-Perspectives, Indiana University Press (forthcoming).

email: kmm2282@columbia.edu

Sara Salem

is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.Her research interests include feminism, post-colonialism, critical theory and political economy in the MENA region. Her current research is focused on the role of various elite groups during the 2011 Egyptian uprising.

email: Salem@iss.nl