Danya Al Saleh

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Department:
Political Science
Term:
Spring 2011

How can we understand the American University in Cairo (AUC) as a leading player in the larger project of constructing a gated, exclusive Cairo? Both popular media and academia have failed to recognize that in Cairo private educational institutions are embedded in the process of inequitable urbanization. Due to this de facto separation, the agent has been removed from the process. The overarching goal of this research project is to re-embed the university and other private educational institutions as driving forces in Cairo's inequitable urbanization and investigate the rise of informal education initiatives. In doing so, we hope to create a framework to critique this phenomenon internationally.

NOTE: This is a joint project with Rafi Arefin