Heba Raouf Ezzat is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Alliance of Civilizations at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul, Turkey. She also teaches at the political science as well as the sociology department at IHU. For almost 30 years she taught political theory at Cairo University. She was also an adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo (2006-2013).
She spent two years (2014-2015) at the unit for civil society and human security at London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting fellow before moving to Istanbul 2016, where she is currently based. Her academic writings as well as teaching cover a wide range of topics that include classic and modern Western political thought, Islamic political theory, women and politics, global civil society, urban politics, cities and citizenships, and Middle East politics.
Besides her teaching and writings, she co-established a Diploma for Public Policy and Child Rights in 2010 that was a project funded by the European Commission and coordinated between 4 Arab Universities and 4 European Universities. For that effort she was awarded the Prize for Outstanding Support of German-Egyptian Collaboration in Science and Innovation.
Since 2015 she supervised and introduced the full translation of the Liquid Modernity series of Zygmunt Bauman into Arabic. She also translated Ziauddin Sardar’s book on Mecca: The Holy City to Arabic. Her latest work is a research paper in the “Project on the future of human rights in the Arab world” titled: “The Human rights movement and the Islamist: The Paths of Convergence and Divergence” with the Arab Reform Initiative/Paris, and a forthcoming chapter titled “ Re-imagining Egypt: The State of War” in a book on Contemporary thought in the Middle East (Routledge 2021). Her current research is on the reconfigurations of space in the Egyptian urban planning and urban politics, and the recent rise of Egyptian Ultranationalism.