Tahrir's Youth: Leaders of a Leaderless Revolution

Book talk and signing

Book Talks

Rusha Latif will discuss her book on the Tahrir youth in Egypt. Professor Alden Young will do the introduction and moderate the Q&A.

Monday, May 22, 2023 to Monday, May 22, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM (Pacific Time)
West Electronic Classroom, room 23167
Charles E. Young Research Library
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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To join remotely, visit: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/96205773895

In this talk, Rusha Latif will discuss her new book, Tahrir’s Youth: Leaders of a Leaderless Revolution, an activist ethnography that focuses on the themes of leadership and organization in the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Following the trajectory of the movement from the perspective of the Revolutionary Youth Coalition (RYC), the first and arguably most significant front born of the nationwide revolt, the presentation will challenge the notion that this was a spontaneous and leaderless uprising and highlight critical learnings from the protagonists behind this historic movement – lessons that would be missed if we accept this framing without question.

Rusha Latif is a researcher and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A first-generation Egyptian American, she traveled to Cairo in 2011 to conduct ethnographic research on the uprising. Her interests include social movements and revolutions; the study of gender, class, and race/ethnicity; Islamic studies; and Middle Eastern studies.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 


Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space parking available in lot 3.

UCLA African Studies Center323-335-9965


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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies