Susana Galán Julve

Susana Galán is a postdoctoral researcher at the Gender and ICT Research Group (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). She has a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, a Master in European Studies from the Europa-Universität Viadrina and a BA in Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She has been selected as a beneficiary of a Ramon y Cajal contract in the 2022 call.


Her research adopts an intersectional, interdisciplinary, transnational and social justice approach that draws upon feminist and queer theory, affect theory, feminist media studies and feminist geography. Her work has been published in Signs: Journal of Women in Gender and Society, Gender, Place & Culture, the Journal of International Women’s Studies, the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, the Observatori del Conflicte Social and the books Young People Shaping Democratic Politics (Palgrave), Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions (Duke University Press) and Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (Terreform).


Between 2022 and 2024, she has coordinated the COST Action Platform Work Inclusion Living Lab (PWILL), of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, and the project “Gender equality qualities of the platform economy. A framework of analysis,” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. In the framework of the Barcelona UOC Chair in Digital Economy, she has participated in projects of knowledge transfer with the City Council of Barcelona and has organized the VIII Congress of Feminist Economy (Barcelona, March 16-18, 2023).


She has served as co-editor for “Third Space” at the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (2018-2021) and has co-edited special issues for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (2014) and Al-Raida (2020).



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Selected publications

Galán, S. [Susana]. (2023). Sexual Governmentality and the Woman At/As Risk in Revolutionary Egypt. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 48(4), 849–871.

Galán, S. [Susana], & Abdelmonem, A. [Angie]. (2023). From the Streets to the Campus: The Institutionalization of Youth Anti-Sexual Harassment Activism in Post-Coup Egypt. In Ian Rivers and C. Laura Lovin (Eds.), Young People Shaping Democratic Politics: Interrogating Inclusion, Mobilising Education (pp. 83–108). Palgrave.

aamiry-khasawnih, a. [alma], & Galán, S. [Susana]. (2023). Graffiti narratives: securitization, beautification, and gender in 25 January Revolution Cairo. Gender, Place & Culture, 30(12), 1733-1758.

Abdelmonem, A. [Angie], & Galán Julve, S. [Susana]. (2021). Translating across Genres: A Conversation with Sherine Hamdy and Tarek Moustafa Abdel-Salam. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 17(1), 147-156.

Abdelmonem, A. [Angie], & Galán, S. [Susana]. (2017). Action-Oriented Responses to Sexual Harassment in Egypt: The Cases of HarassMap and WenDo. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 13(1), 154–167.

Galán, S. [Susana]. (2016). Cautious Enactments: Interstitial Spaces of Gender Politics in Saudi Arabia. In Frances Hasso & Zakia Salime (Eds.), Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions. Durham: Duke University Press.

Galán, S. [Susana]. (2016). From the Square to the Streets: Sexual Harassment and Assault in Cairo After the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. In Deen Sharp & Claire Panetta (Eds.), Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings. New York: Terreform.

Galán, S. [Susana]. (2016). Beyond the Logic of State Protection: Feminist Self-Defense in Cairo after the January 25 Revolution. Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, 2(1), 71-89.

Galán, S. [Susana]. (2014). ‘Cuerpos rebeldes’ contra la escalada del acoso y el asalto sexual en las calles de Egipto tras la revolución de 2011. Anuario Del Conflicto Social, 3.

Galán, S. [Susana]. (2012). ‘Today I have seen angels in shape of humans:’ An Emotional History of the Egyptian Revolution through the Narratives of Female Personal Bloggers. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 13(5).


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