Michael Akladios

Michael Akladios is the Founder and Director of Egypt Migrations, a non-profit corporation in Canada. An historian of 20th century Egyptian migrations, his research critically reflects on the mundane transnationalism of Coptic and Muslim middle-class professionals in North American cities. He details the historical trajectory of Coptic diasporic activism in a forthcoming chapter in Dalia Abdelhady and Ramy Aly eds., The Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas (Routledge, 2021). You can follow him on twitter @michaelakladios.

Articles by: Michael Akladios

The Contested Politics of Coptic Diasporic Activism

Ideological divides and a lack of collaboration have characterized diasporic Coptic activism over the last five decades. Fragmentation among Coptic organizations with competing narratives and strategies has hindered alliance-building, grassroots mobilization, fundraising,...