Carrie Rosefsky Wickham


Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

Office:  S-311 Callaway Center

Phone:  404-727-0694


Curriculum Vitae is available upon request

Carrie Rosefsky Wickham is a Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.  She received her AB from Harvard and her PhD from Princeton.  From 1994-2016, she was a member of Emory's Political Science Department.  Her published scholarship focuses on the dynamics of social movements and contentious politics in authoritarian settings, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa.  She is the author of Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt (Columbia University Press, 2002), and The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement (Princeton University Press, 2013, released with a new Afterward in 2014).  Her articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, The Middle East Law and Governance Journal, Foreign Affairs and other outlets.  Wickham has presented her research at numerous universities and research institutes in North America, Europe and the Middle East, as well as to members of the U.S. State Department, the National Intelligence Council, the National Security Council, and the intelligence community.  Her current research is positioned at the juncture of the social sciences and the humanities.  In a new book project, she is exploring how humanist values and sensibilities gain social traction in different historical and geographic settings.  The new project will include research on humanist elements of the Arab-Islamic turath (civilizational heritage), the liberal arts and civic engagement as catalysts of democratic change in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.