Christine S. Guirguis

The American University in Cairo

Received Sylff fellowship in 2020.
Academic supervisor: Dr. Naila Hamdy (the AUC) & Dr. Christoffer Kølvraa (Aarhus University)
Current affiliation: The American University in Cairo & Cairo University

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
▪ AU student ambassador volunteer – Fall 2021.
▪ Nielsen IQ Egypt market research intern – Summer 2021.
▪ Published “Is Egypt’s Economy Surviving Corona’s Bumpy Ride?” article on the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) website – Spring 2021.
▪ Published “The Objectification of Women: A Romanticized Dehumanization” article on the ‘Women of Egypt’ website’ – Winter 2021.
▪ Volunteered as a translator in the U.N women 'HerStory' initiative within Bejing+25 - Fall 2019.
▪ Started learning Deutsch from Fall 2019 through Summer 2020.
▪ Accomplished the pre-masters program at the Faculty of Mass Communication – Cairo University - Spring 2018.
▪ Started the academic career as a Teaching Assistant at Cairo University – Fall 2017.
▪ Worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist from Summer 2016 through Spring 2017.
▪ Announced a Valedictorian of the 2016 class – Cairo University – Spring 2016.
▪ Received the ‘Outstanding Performance and Academic Excellence' award - Fall 2015.
▪ Volunteered as an English language instructor for adult students – in Tbilisi, Georgia – Summer 2014.
▪ Volunteered as a research assistant for the Danish-Egyptian “Women in post-revolutionary Egypt” book project – March through September 2014.

I am Christine Guirguis, an M.A. holder from the American University in Cairo & Assistant Lecturer at Cairo University. I believe in the role of cultural and academic exchange in bringing mutual understanding and talents together. Therefore, since the early phases of my higher education and career, I have been interested in enhancing my language skills and doing cultural exchanges. My main areas of interest are critical and communication studies. I look forward to contributing to the literature on social change through communication with my ongoing research.
Please contact me on my LinkedIn page at


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