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Engy Moussa is Teaching Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and James Buchanan Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She lectures on Middle East Politics and pursues a multi-disciplinary research agenda covering the politics and economics of authoritarian systems, critical security studies, and international relations. Her current research looks at the manifestations of privatizing and outsourcing security in the Arab region since 2011 and the implication of this phenomenon on authoritarian adaptation and state-security-society relationship.

Engy completed her PhD at Cambridge University in 2021. Between 2014 and 2016, she worked as a lecturer and teaching assistant at Qatar University, delivering three undergraduate modules and offering a series of workshops to enhance students’ learning skills and academic performance.

Outside academia, Engy is fond of learning new skills and teaching young children. Engy is also co-host of the Grey Lit Café podcast which explores the opportunities and benefits that grey literature provides for professionals and researchers.