Mr Moustafa Elmenshawi

Mr Moustafa Elmenshawi

Dr. Menshawy obtained his PhD from the University of Westminster in 2016, and the thesis explores the dialectic of discourse and politics in the Middle East. He conducted his MA in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London. He has also worked as an assistant scholar for the London School of Economics (LSE), and a researcher for a number of institutions including the European Commission. He worked as a journalist for a number of international outlets such as the BBC for which he was a field reporter in the 'Arab Spring' countries such as Egypt and Libya. Awarded granted include the Chevening Scholarship and the Lorenzo Natali Prize. Dr. Menshawy also works as a consultant for a number of international organisations. His areas of interest are the Middle East, discourse, war studies and political Islam. 

_ Book

"The Power of Discourse on the 1973 War in Egypt", Palgrave (in press)


"Turning 'defeat' into 'victory: the power of discourse on the 1973 war in Egypt', Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 52 , Iss. 6,2016.

Book Reviews:

_ Lina Khatib, Dina Matar and Atef Alshaer, The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication, Political Studies Review August 2016 14: 492-493 

_ Asaf Siniver (ed.), The October 1973 War: Politics, Diplomacy, LegacyPolitical Studies Review May 2016 14: 264-265 

_Hazem Kandil, Inside the Brotherhood Political Studies Review February 2016 14: 143-144,

_ Macro Cesa, Machiavelli on International Relations Political Studies Review February 2016 14: 84

_ Kathleen Gleeson, Australia’s ‘War on Terror’ Discourse Political Studies Review August 2016 14: 483

Journalistic Articles:

_‘Egypt’s Mass Protests in Tahrir Square’, BBC, February 2011.

_ ‘The Changing State-Press Relations in Egypt’, BBC, December 2007,

_‘The Human Rights in Egypt’, BBC, October 2007

_ Al-Ahram Weekly articles can be accessed at: 


In brief

Research areas

Middle East, politics, discourse