MESA Banner
Hesham Sallam
Stanford University
Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of La
Stanford University 616 Serra Street
Stanford DC 94305-6055
United States
Hesham Sallam is a Senior Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research at CDDRL, where he serves as the Associate-Director of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy. He is also a co-editor of Jadaliyya ezine. Sallam’s research has previously received the support of the Social Science Research Council and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Sallam is the author of Classless Politics: Islamist Movements, the Left, and Authoritarian Legacies in Egypt (Columbia University Press, 2022), and editor of Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World (with Lisa Blaydes and Amr Hamzawy) (University of Michigan Press, 2022) and Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2011-2012: A Critical Guide to a Changing Political Arena (Tadween Publishing, 2013). Sallam received a Ph.D. in Government (2015) and an M.A. in Arab Studies (2006) from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2003).
Political Science
Sub Areas
Arab Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
All Middle East
Media & Pol
Pol Opp Under Authoritarian Regimes
Arabic (native)
PhD | 2015 | Government | Georgetown University
MA | 2006 | School of Frgn Service | Georgetown U
Diffusion with No Illusion: The Iraq War, Arab Opposition Cohesion and Regime Responses Do democratic values promote political participation in the Arab World? Egypt’s Uprising and the Politics of Narratives Protest Movements, Formal Politics, and the Paradoxes of the Egyptian Revolution Identity, Nationalism, and Authenticity: Historical Foundations of Islamist-Leftist Contention in Contemporary Egypt Regime-Sponsored Parties in Sisi’s Egypt: Origins, Historical Evolution, and Limitations Sisi and the Youth of the Counter-Revolution: The Limits of Regime Cooptation Strategies in Egypt