Ms Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy

Research Student

Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy is a DPhil candidate at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute and a member of the MENA Regional Facilitators Forum, a conflict resolution and negotiation network established by the United States Institute of Peace.

Her career has had a multidisciplinary focus, from philanthropy in North Africa and the Middle East and youth activism to the role of non-state actors in state formation and humanitarian policy. She has also conducted research on the role of women in radical movements in Northern Nigeria and Yemen.

Prior to her DPhil at Oxford, Ms El Taraboulsi-McCarthy had launched a research unit at the Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, as well as the Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library. She has served as a resource person and consultant to the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Atlantic Council, the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the African Grantmakers Network, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Social Surveys Africa and the United Nations Volunteers’ (UNV) Programme, among others. 

Research
Publications
Non-state actors and state building in divided societies: the case of Libya (1939-1970)
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Journal articles and special issues

El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2013) 'The Politics of Philanthropy: Sociopolitical Changes and Shifts in Philanthropic Practices in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia', Journal of the Academy of Philanthropy, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

Chapters

El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (with Jacob Mwathi Mati, Fengshi Wu, Bob Edwards, David H Smith) (2017) 'Social Movement and Activist Protest Volunteering'. The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation and Non-Profit Associations. , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2015) 'The Civic Unconscious and State Formation: The Case of Libya'. Youth Networks, Civil Society and Social Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in the Post-Revolutionary Arab World , Bologna: Bononia University Press

Reports

El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (with M Schomerus, J Sandhar) (2017) 'Countering violent extremism (Topic Guide)', Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (with Nisar Majid, Barnaby Willitts-King) (2017) 'Private Sector Engagement in Complex Emergencies', Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (with Hannah Krebbs, Barnaby Willits-King and Steven Zyck) (2016) 'Regional Organizations and Humanitarian Action: Rethinking Regional Engagement', Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (with Ahmed Salah) (2013) '"Libya" Philanthropy in Transition: Shifts in Philanthropic Practices in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia', Cairo: John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (with Mahi Khallaf and Naila Farouky) (2013) '"Egypt” Philanthropy in Transition: Shifts in Philanthropic Practices in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia', Cairo: John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2011) '“Public Spaces and Youth Voices in the Midan,” “Spaces of Citizenship: Youth Civic Engagement and Pathways to the January 25 Revolution,” Youth Activism and Public Space in Egypt. ', Cairo: Innovations in Civic Participation and the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo

Working papers

El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2014) 'Revisiting the Narrative of “Statelessness”: Reflections on Non-State Actors and State-Building in Pre-Qaddafi Libya (1911-1969)', Istituto Per Gli Studi Di Politica Internazionale (ISPI)
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2014) 'Transforming Self and Society? Volunteerism, Women and Pathways to Governance in the Arab Region', International Society for Third Sector Research Working Paper Series Volume IX
El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2013) 'Al-'adalah ijtima'iah in Transition: Social Justice Philanthropy and the Arab Awakening', TrustAfrica

Other publications

El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Sherine (2016) 'Peacebuilding in Libya: Cross-Border Transactions and The Civil Society Landscape', United States Institute of Peace Peacebrief
Research interests:

State formation; post-conflict reconstruction; social movements; civil society; non-state actors; identity politics; humanitarian policy; localisation; Libya; Tunisia; Yemen; Egypt; North Africa; Middle East; Nigeria.