Governance (National) ( 2 years )
NameMiss Gillian Kennedy
Gillian Kennedy is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Her current research focuses on new diaspora networks among British-Egyptians between 2005 and 2015, exploring the connection between diaspora mobilisation and political engagement before and after the Arab Spring. Gillian completed her PhD in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. She also holds a master’s in International Relations from Dublin City University and a BA in History and Political Science from University College Dublin. Before joining King’s, she worked as a lecturer at Regent’s University London and as a Middle East and North Africa product development analyst for Global Data.
QualificationsDoctorate, King’s College London
Current or most recent Employer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow111
King’s College London
Time in Post - 2
Organisation Type: University
Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen,
Disciplinary or professional background
Current Areas of Policy Interest
Public Policy ( 2 years )
Conflict & Security ( 8 years )
Work relates to groups
Youth ( 2 years )
Refugees ( 2 years )
Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years
Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years
Labour and employment polices
Conflict & Security
‘From Independence to Revolution: Egypt’s Islamists and The Contest for Power’. Hurst Publications/Oxford University Press. 2017
Diaspora Incorporation Mechanisms: Sustained and Episodic mobilisation among the British-Egyptian diaspora after the Arab Spring’, presented at MESA, BRISMES, ISA.
Professional or Trade Press
Various articles for UK and MENA based newspapers on Egyptian politics, political Islam and the 2011 Arab uprisings
BBC 5 Live, BBC Newshour, Das Spiegal Radio.
Various conference speeches alongside my own appearances on my self managed YouTube channel
As part of the Egypt Forum run by the FCO.
For - Open Democracy, The Atlantic, Council on Foreign Relations
Wikistrat reports, Global Data reports.