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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).