Nada Matta is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Departments of Global Studies and Sociology at Drexel University. Her work investigates questions of structural inequality and social change in the Middle East, with particular focus on gender and labor movements. Her research adopts a comparative-historical approach and examines interactions between state policies and social movements at a cross-national level. She is currently working on a book manuscript tilted ‘Class Forces in the Egyptian Uprising of 2011.’ She has published articles in the European Journal of Sociology and Politics and Society. She holds a PhD from New York University, an MA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA from Tel Aviv University.