The author is a post-doctoral fellow in the Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences. She received a doctoral degree in sociology from EHESS (Paris) for her dissertation on Sayyid Qutb's transitions from literature to politics to religion. During the Egyptian revolution, she was a doctoral fellow in CEDEJ, in Cairo, where she closely followed multiple stages of the uprising. My research foci are sociology of intellectuals, media commentary, historical uses of the term "revolution", contemporary Islamic intellectual networks in the Middle East.