Dina Bishara

Dina Bishara

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, George Washington University, 2013
  • BA, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, 2005

Research Areas

  • Comparative Politics


Spring 2019 Office Hours

Tuesday, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Research Interests

  • Authoritarianism
  • State-labor relations
  • Social and protest movements
  • Middle East politics

Courses Taught

  • Authoritarianism (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • From Protest to Revolution

Selected Publications

  • Bishara, Dina. “Legacy Trade Unions as Brokers of Democratization? Lessons from a Deviant Case – Tunisia,” Comparative Politics, accepted.
  • Bishara, Dina. 2018. Contesting Authoritarianism: Labor Challenges to the State in Egypt. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bishara, Dina. 2015. “The Politics of Ignoring: Protest Dynamics in Late Mubarak Egypt.” Perspectives on Politics 13 (4): 958–75.
  • Bishara, Dina. 2012. “The Power of Workers in Egypt’s 2011 Uprising.” In Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond, edited by Bahgat Korany and Rabab El-Mahdi, 83–103. American University in Cairo Press.
  • Albrecht, Holger, and Dina Bishara. 2011. “Back on Horseback: The Military and Political Transformation in Egypt.” Middle East Law and Governance 3 (1–2): 13–23.