Ahmed Abdulhameed Omar
Research Fellow

Ahmed Omar (Ph.D. Universteit van Amsterdam, 2016) works as a guest researcher at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and at Ain Shams University in Cairo. He has published on political argumentation in the course of Arab Spring in Egypt. His current research work focuses on how the Arab uprisings that were once considered as the “third wave of democratization” went array. He aims to explain, from a discursive angle with the help of argumentative analysis, how an anti-democratic ideology was established and maintained in Egypt on the ruins of the promising, revolutionary uprising of January 2011. His research goes against the hasty conclusion that the post uprising regime resorts only to pure coercion in order to impose its dominance.