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Redefining the Political: The Ultras Football 'Movement' in Egypt

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2 Clement's Inn

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In this talk, Rabab El-Mahdi examines the tumultuous path of Egypt’s revolutionary process through the lens of the Ultras football fan groups. The story of the Ultras represents a microcosm of Egypt’s recent travails and poses questions about mainstream understandings of the country’s political landscape. Through focusing on this movement that is often either demonized or romanticized, El-Mahdi shows the significance of the interplay between class and agency in shaping Egypt’s politics at a time of historic change.

This seminar forms part of the Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Research Network. That this is a discussion-based seminar. A paper will be circulated to those who register to attend and will be briefly presented at the start of the seminar, after which the floor will be open to questions and comments from the audience.


Rabab El-Mahdi is Associate Professor of political science at The American University in Cairo.

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WC2A 2AZ

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