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CANCELLED – Dr. Amy Austin Holmes Will Be Visiting The UA Political Science Department on Wednesday, March 31, 2020

On March 31th, Dr. Amy Austin Holmes will be holding a talk to discuss her book Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi (Oxford 2019). The event will be held in ten Hoor hall room 346 from 12:00pm-1:30pm.

Dr. Holmes will discuss her book Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi (Oxford, 2019) that offers the first analysis of both the 2011 revolution against the regime of Egyptian President Mubarak and the 2013 counterrevolution against the Muslim Brotherhood government. The book offers new framework for analyzing the state apparatus in Egypt and brings together the literature on bottom-up revolutionary movements and top- down military coups, and it introduces the concept of a “coup from below.”

Dr. Amy Austin Holmes is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo, and currently a Visiting Scholar at the Middle East Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also author of Social Unrest and American Military Bases in Turkey and Germany since 1945 (Cambridge, 2014). Having spent a decade living in the Middle East during the outbreak of the Arab Uprisings, she has published about political developments in Egypt and across the region as well as provided expert briefings to the US Congress and written numerous policy reports and op-eds. He current research explores the autonomous Kurdish-led region of Syria where she has conducted extensive fieldwork in recent years.