Yasmeen Mekawy is an assistant professor in the Liberal Arts Program. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Chicago with a concentration in the comparative politics of the MENA region. Mekawy’s research and teaching examines social movements and revolution, digital media and popular culture, and emotion. In her research, she examines the role of emotions in mobilizing and demobilizing collective action, as well as the ways in which affect circulates through social media and popular culture.