AUC Press at #MESA2019

The AUC Press is participating in the 53rd Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting in New Orleans (November 14–17, 2019).






AUC Press / Hoopoe will be exhibiting its latest books in Booth 43–44 at the #MESA2019 Book Bazaar.











Browse the AUC Press Middle East Studies and Arabic Language Learning catalogs.








The most recent issues of Cairo Papers in Social Science are now available in eBook format.








At the AUC Press booth you can meet with Sue Ostfield, Marketing Manager, North America; Nadia Naqib, Senior Commissioning Editor; and Anne Routon, Senior Acquisitions Editor, North America.


Writer, filmmaker, and assistant professor of visual media at the American University in Cairo, Ronnie Close is the author of the newly released book Cairo’s Ultras: Resistance and Revolution in Egypt’s Football Culture (AUC Press, 2019). He will give a paper on the book research for Cairo’s Ultras at MESA on Thursday, November 14 at 5:30PM, as part of a panel session entitled “Egypt since 2011.”

About the book: The history of Cairo’s football fans is one of the most poignant narratives of the 25 January 2011 Egyptian uprising. The Ultras Al-Ahly and the Ultras White Knights fans, belonging to the two main teams, Al-Ahly F.C. and Zamalek F.C respectively, became embroiled in the street protests that brought down the Mubarak regime. Cairo’s Ultras explores how football communities offer ways of belonging and instill meaning in everyday life.

Ronnie Close’s documentary More Out of Curiosity (26 min), about Cairo’s Ultras, will be screened at MESA’s 2019 FilmFest on Friday November 15 at 4:20PM. It will be followed by a Q&A with Close.

For the complete 2019 MESA program, click here.


Since 1967, MESA has held an annual meeting in the fall where members gather to share research. The meeting features panels and special sessions on a variety of topics related to Middle East studies. It is complemented by meetings of MESA’s affiliated groups, an exciting 4-day film festival, a comprehensive book bazaar featuring the latest books and software in the field from nearly 60 publishers, and other informal events.

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