Assistant Professor

عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.


1.      Bachelor

(1987) Political Science, Cairo University.

2.      Master

(1995) Political Science, Cairo University.

3.      PhD

(2007) Political Theory, Cairo University.

Areas of Interest

Trans-local and Cyber -Islam, The Changing Maps of Citizenship, Women and Social Change, Globalization, Democracy, Urban Sociology and Urban Politics, Order and Disorder, Civility, the City and Cosmopolitanism,

Short Biography

Heba Raouf Ezzat completed her Ph.D. in Political Theory at Cairo University in 2007; and continue working on comparative political theory, changing maps of citizenship and urban sociology.

Heba Ezzat taught or worked as research fellow and visiting fellow at Oxford University, American University in Cairo, University of Berkeley, University of Westminster, the UNU/Maastricht.

She also served on the editorial board of the Oxford Encyclopaedia for Islam and Women of Oxford University Press. She recently serves as the member of the board of advisors of the 6 years program ‘Legitimacy in Global Governance’ at the University of Stockholm-Sweden, which is recently awarded funding by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund.

Heba Ezzat published numerous articles in English and in Arabic; and worked at various civil society forums.

In May 2017, she joined Department of Political Science and International Relations at Ibn Haldun University.


  • Member of the advisory board for drafting the national strategy for youth-Ministry of Youth/Egypt


  • Member of the political science committee-Higher Council of Culture/Egypt (2012-2013)
  • Member of the Council of the 100 for Western –Islamic Understanding, and the Religious

 Leaders Forum, THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM -Annual Meeting- Davos. (2003-2006)

  • Member of the Steering Committee to establish an Egyptian Chapter for Transparency International. (2004)


Academic Publications

  • Heba Raouf Ezzat and Aly El Raggal, “Can a revolution be negotiated?”, in : William Zartman

(ed.), Arab spring : Negotiating in the Shadow of the Intifadat, Athens/US: Georgia University

Press. 2015

  • Co-editor, “Children and young people in  times of conflict and change:  Child rights in the Middle East 

and North Africa”, Global Studies of Childhood, Vol.5 (2) 2015

  • Heba Raouf Ezzat and Khaled Mansour, “Faith-based Action in Development and Humanitarian Work”,

 in: Global Civil Society Yearbook 2009, London: Sage Publications and the Centre for Global

Governance-LSE. 2009


  • Heba Raouf Ezzat,”The Future of Arab Women”, in : John Esposito and John Donohue (eds.),

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives, Oxford: OUP, 2006.


  • Co-author, Arab Human Development Report 2006 –Theme: Gender Equality in the Arab World. UNDP



  • Heba Raouf Ezzat and Mary Kaldor, “Not Even a Tree : Delegitimizing Violence and the Prospects for Pre-emptive Civility ”in:  Global Civil Society Yearbook 2005, London: Sage Publications and the Centre for Global Governance- LSE, 2005.
  • Heba Raouf Ezzat, “Beyond Methodological Modernism: Global Civil Society and Multi-culturalism ”in:  Global Civil Society Yearbook 2004, London: Sage Publications and the Centre for Global Governance-LSE, 2004.


  • Contributed with a background paper to the UNIFEM Report on Women in the Arab

World 1994-2004 (2004).

  • Globalization, Gender and Religion: The Politics of Women’s rights in Catholic and Muslim Contexts, Editors: Jane Bayes and Nayereh Tohidi, NY: Palgrave ,2001. Contributor with a Chapter .


  • Islam and Secularism in the Middle East/Co-author, NY: NY University Press 2000-Editor: John Esposito.

Contributor with a Chapter.

  • Islam and Equality: Debating the Future of Women’s and Minority Rights in the Middle East and North

Africa , NY: LCHR. (Contributor with a Chapter ) 1999