The Khamasin: Journal of Political Science was created in 2006 by the American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Department of Political Science. Intended to serve as a forum for learning and dialogue within the AUC community and beyond, Khamasin responds to a desire voiced by both students and faculty to encourage a community of exchange at the departmental and school levels and to reach out to a larger readership on contemporary issues of social and political importance. As an interdisciplinary journal, Khamasin seeks to publish theoretical, field, and research-driven studies which address a variety of issues within the scope of political science in particular, and the social sciences and humanities in general. Khamasin welcomes submissions from undergraduate and graduate students from universities in Egypt and beyond from various disciplines relating to political science and/or broadly concerned with the Middle East and North Africa.

Submissions should contain both original research and analysis and are subject to a blind peer-review process that maintains the anonymity of authors and reviewers. 

Faculty Editor

Heba Taha 
Sophie Haspeslagh