KHALIL, HEBA

Nebraska Wesleyan University, United States.

Hiba Khalil PictureHeba M Khalil is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Khalil has an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of York, and a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo. Before her PhD, she worked for many years in human rights in Egypt and served as Deputy Director of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights from 2013-2015.

Khalil’s book project, “Lawyers of Egypt: Class, Precarity, and Politics,” explores the rising precarity of Egyptian lawyers and their shifting relationships to politics and society. Her research interests include authoritarian legalism in the Middle East, social movements, legal mobilizations, and the political economy of Egypt. She recently published “Lawyers as Infrastructures: Mediations, blockages and new possibilities in grassroots movements” in the Journal of Law and Society. Her work is published in Review of African Political Economy and Gender and Society.

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