Book Talk: Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood: Self, Society and the State

A seminar with Dr. Mustafa Menshawy, Assistant Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

Free admission and open to all.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

How and why have members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood disengaged from it at a higher level and volume in 2011 and afterwards? How have those individuals constructed the meanings of their experience through the interaction of “micro” psychological and emotional factors, “meso” level organizational factors, and “macro” political developments linked to the specific case of the Brotherhood and Egypt during the Arab Spring? Dr. Mustafa Menshawy seeks in his new book to answer these questions informed by his a three-year fieldwork research across Egypt, Turkey, the UK and Qatar.

Dr. Mustafa Menshawy is an assistant professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He previously worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, and the University of Westminster, London, where he taught for six years. His previous book is State, Memory, and Egypt's Victory in the 1973 War: Ruling by Discourse (New York: Palgrave, 2017). His articles were published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Contemporary Religion and Middle East Studies. His current projects focus on discourse analysis of the ‘First Ladies of Oppression’ in the Middle East.


If you have any questions concerning the seminar, please contact our CIMS coordinator, Alexandra H. Koritzinsky, either by email:, or at: (+47) 957 21 103.

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