Biography

Rowa Nabil is a lecturer and a PhD scholar at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University in Egypt. Specialized in the field of cultural studies, Nabil's research focuses on artistic activism, cultural politics, and the interrelations between art, politics, and activism particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. She is interested in academic work on cultural politics, and the themes of protest and resistance in Arab popular culture. Her Master’s thesis studies youth protest songs as manifestations of artivism -artistic activism- in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia, highlighting the significance and function of protest songs in the popular movements erupting between 2010 and 2013. Her thesis offers a critical discussion of artivism, the national-popular consciousness, movement culture, framing processes, and micromobilization.

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