Dr. Maha El Said is Professor of American studies and she is the former Chair of the Department of English language and Literature, Cairo University. Professor El Said has supported and lead several initiatives, both at the university and outside. She is the founder of the first Anti-Harassment Unit at a university in the Middle East and Africa. She has represented Egypt in several delegations such as New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival, the Book Case Edinburgh and UNESCO City of Literature, Going Global: Internationalizing Higher Education, amongst others. She has also provided consultancy services in the fields of education, gender and evaluation to several national and international organizations.
- Nominated for the International Women of Courage Award 2021.
- Semifinalist for the International Women of Courage Award 2020.
- 100% score on annual performance evaluation as Chair of the Department of English 2019.
- Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding efforts, National Council of Women March 2018.
- Certificate of Appreciation for International Publication, Cairo University 2016.
- Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding efforts, Cairo University, March 2015.
- Certificate of Appreciation for International Publication, Cairo University 2013.
- Certificate of Recognition, Office of Graduate Studies and Research Cal State University, LA 2004.
- Fulbright Research Grant, University of California Berkeley 2004.
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