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Jessica Winegar


Egypt: A Multi-Generational Revolt

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In the mainstream Western and Arab media, Egypt’s revolution is often presented as a revolution of the youth. While it is true that young activists planned the January 25th demonstrations and organized and raised support throughout much of the process leading up to that day, this uprising would not have succeeded in ousting the President and Cabinet, and would not be continuing, were it not for older generations of Egyptians. Many of us living in Egypt during the ...

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Jessica Winegar


Jessica Winegar is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University and the author of Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford, 2006).