Unraveling Egypt’s Bounded Knowledge

How have doctoral studies evolved in Egypt? What are the actual conditions of knowledge production in the country’s public universities?

In a Zoom webinar, held on October 5, social anthropologist Daniele Cantini, editor of Bounded Knowledge: Doctoral Studies in Egypt (AUC Press, 2021), discussant Hoda Elsadda, and some of the book’s contributors, Ola Kubbara, Ahmed Mansour, David Mills, and Hala Kamal, talked about the conditions under which PhD research is carried out in Egypt’s public universities, alternative sites of knowledge production such as NGOs, and where and in what language research is published.

Praising this pioneering analysis, Linda Herrera, professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has written: “The authors deftly tackle critical issues around internationalization, censorship and academic freedom, gender, and religion.”

Click on the screenshot below to view the recording of their panel discussion.




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