Angela Joya

Angela Joya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the impact of economic globalization on the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on Egypt and Syria. She is currently preparing a manuscript tentatively titled, “The Political Economy of Egypt Under Mubarak: Accumulation by Dispossession and Land Relations, 1991-2010.” In other research, Joya examines the role of Islamist opposition parties and their struggle for power in Egypt and Syria. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey.

Violence Against Afghan Women Reveals Crisis in Status of Men

March 31, 2015

The brutal mob attack on a young woman in Kabul reveals the instability of the Afghan government. On March 19, a 27-year-old Afghan woman named Farkhunda was attacked in the center of Kabul in bright daylight, wrongly accused of burning a copy of the Quran. Kabul police initially tried to protect the woman,...

Economic Conditions Lead Youth to Join the Islamic State

February 19, 2015

The key to fighting the Islamic State is economic stability and jobs for young people. Thousands of Jordanians, including Queen Rania, took to the streets of Amman on February 6. They were protesting the burning alive of Jordanian fighter pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh by the Islamic State (IS) and showing their...