Nada Ali Ramadan earned a B.A. in International Relations and History from Stanford University and graduated with an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University with distinction.
Her master’s thesis studied the gendered dimension of the January 25th uprising and the transitional process in Egypt.
Prior to entering UCLA, she was a social researcher at the Population Council’s Poverty, Youth, and Gender Program in the Cairo office. There she assisted in monitoring and evaluating a livelihood program that trained young women from rural villages on how to start businesses and find work. She also conducted research on youth political participation, civic engagement, and political attitudes since January 25, 2011.
Her research interests include gender, development, religion, and social movements.
Fields of Study
Gender, Development, Labor and Employment, Politics, Social Movements, Middle East and North Africa
“The Youth of the Revolution: Participation in Political Events from January 2011-June 2013” Survey of Young People in Egypt 2014: Final Report. The Population Council, West Asia and North Africa Region. April, 2015.
“Civic Engagement, Political Attitudes, and Youth’s Visions for the Future during Egypt’s Transition” Survey of Young People in Egypt 2014: Final Report. The Population Council, West Asia and North Africa Region. April, 2015.
“Neqdar Nesharek: Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities for Young Women in Rural Upper Egypt Final Report” The Population Council, West Asia and North Africa Region. December 2014.
Grants and Awards
Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCLA), 2015-2020
Suad Juffali Scholarship (Georgetown University), 2010-2012
Michelle Z Rosaldo Prize for Research in Social Science (Stanford University Feminist Studies Department), 2010
“Gender Relations and the Military State in Egypt.” Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World Conference. Beirut, Lebanon: July 2015
“An Assessment of Gender, Poverty, and Economic Empowerment Programs in Egypt”
University of Bath’s Strengthening Research Capabilities and Networks for Social Policy in MENA Conference. Rabat, Morocco: February 2014
“Gendered Violence and the Military in Post-January 25 Egypt.” Yale’s Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies Workshop. Yale, CT: May 2012
M.A. Arab Studies (with distinction), Georgetown University, 2012
B.A. in International Relations & History, Stanford University, 2010