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Hannah Elansary

Revolutionary Street Art: Complicating the Discourse

[Image from Hossam El-Hamalawy]

The graffiti and street art of revolutionary Egypt have been researched many times over by now. Journalists and scholars have explored the phenomenon in its many aspects—as evolving visual text, as political rhetoric and as an act of protest in its own right. The claims about the protest street art and graffiti that have proliferated across public Egyptian walls since 2011 have been many, and include: the spread of revolutionary graffiti in Egypt was a sign and act of ...

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Hannah Elansary

Hannah Elansary is a M.A. student in Georgetown University’s Arabic and Islamic Studies program. She has an interest in development and is currently working with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) in their Civil Society Partnerships department.