Research Affiliate

Egyptian Human Rights Organization Oral History: The History of the Hisham Mubarak Law Center

I was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. Formerly, I was an Adjunct Faculty member teaching law and political science; a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in Cairo, Egypt; and a Public Defender at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Springfield, Massachusetts. My educational background is that I received a BA from Wesleyan University (majoring in African Studies), a law degree (JD) from Northeastern University School of Law, was a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic receiving a Masters in Advocacy (LLM), and, most recently, received a diploma in International Human Rights Law from American University in Cairo.

My Fulbright project is to complete the oral history project I began in Egypt after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. I had received a Revolution Research Grant from American University of Cairo which allowed me to hire translators and buy video tapes to conduct more than 100+ hours of interviews with staff members, clients and colleagues of one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center.