Rowa Nabil is an Assistant Lecturer and a doctoral student at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University in Egypt. Specialized in the field of Cultural Studies, Nabil's research focuses on cultural politics, cultural memory, and artistic activism (artivism), particularly in the Arab world. She is interested in interdisciplinary research themes that interrelate arts, political resistance, national ideologies, collective memory, and identity politics.

Her Master’s thesis studies youth protest songs as manifestations of artivism in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia, highlighting the function of protest songs in the popular movements erupting between 2010 and 2013. Her thesis offers a critical discussion of Arab artistic activism, the national-popular consciousness, youth movement culture, and micromobilization.