Mohamed Mandour is TIMEP’s Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow, with his area of focus on Egyptians in the diaspora, the challenges they face, and the opportunities for organizing in exile. He last served as an Atlas Corps Research Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). He also previously worked as a researcher at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), the Law and Society Research Unit at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). Mohamed has diverse research interests that include issues related to law and religion in Egypt, US-Egypt ties, human rights conditions in Egypt focusing on the state of civil society, and academic freedoms. He has published several articles in prominent outlets including in Jadaliyya, along with a book chapter on the status of peasants amid the neoliberal transformations in Egypt in an edited volume titled “The Rise and Fall of the Labor Movement.” You can follow him on Twitter at @m_medhaat.