Nadeem Mansour is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in MESAAS. His current research focuses on late 19th-century Egyptian ruling classes, social history, and theories of imperialism. His previous research focused on the Egyptian labor movement, social movements, and state-society relations. Before academia and since 2008, Nadeem worked with various research institutes and human rights NGOs on social and economic justice issues. Most notably, Nadeem is a co-founder (in 2009) and former director (2011-2015) of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR), which was one of the largest and most influential human rights NGOs in Egypt. ECESR has provided direct services to tens of thousands of beneficiaries and worked with hundreds of local grassroots organizations and trade unions in Egypt. Besides ECESR, Nadeem worked with several institutes, including the Social Research Center at the American University in Cairo, the Open Society Foundation, and the Hisham Mubarak Law Center.
Nadeem received his BA in Political Economy from the American University in Cairo (2010), and an MA in Near Eastern Studies from NYU (2017).