Carol J. Gray is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Connecticut and a former public defender. Her doctoral research is based on an oral history she conducted of one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations when she was in Egypt during and following the Arab Spring. Gray received a Fulbright research grant to continue her research at Concordia University from 2013-2014 and remains an international affiliate of Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. Gray is currently a Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellow at the University of Connecticut.