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Joyce van de Bildt-de Jong is a Ph.D. candidate at TAU's Zvi Yavets School of Historical Studies, writing her dissertation about the contested memory of the 1952 revolution in Egypt during the periods of rule of Anwar al-Sadat and Hosni Mubarak.

 

Joyce has co-established the Dayan Center's new Audio-Visual Library as part of the Glazer Media Initiative and helps organize the Annual TAU Workshop on Israel and the Middle East

Joyce graduated Magna Cum Laude with an MA degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University. She completed her MA thesis on the Moroccan government's policy towards its nationals living abroad.

 

In 2014, Joyce won the Dan David Prize for Young Researchers in the field of History and Memory Studies. She also received the ASMEA research grant that is awarded in support of scholarly work concerned with Middle Eastern and African Studies.

 

Joyce participates in the MDC's joint research program with the Mosse / Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (CJS). She is a member of the Transnational Memory Research Network at the Council for European Studies, and has participated in the Mnemonics Network for Memory Studies.

 

 

Academic Appearances

 

“Memoirs as an Islamic manifesto: A vision for the ideal Muslim society as expressed in Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood memoirs from the 1970s”, paper delivered at the symposium titled “Revolution, Religion, and the Politics of Negotiating Space” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the United States. August, 2015.

 

"The Internet as a Platform of Public Expression: the Case of R4bia", paper delivered at a joint research colloquium of the Moshe Dayan Center (TAU) and the UW–Madison Center for Jewish Studies titled “The Role of Religion in the Public Sphere in the Contemporary Middle East” at Tel Aviv University, Israel. November 2014.

 

“The Quest for Legitimacy in Post-Revolutionary Egypt: Propaganda and Controlling Narratives”, paper delivered at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) in Washington, D.C., United States. October 2014.

 

"Documenting the 25 January Revolution: Online Memory Initiatives and the Challenge to State-Controlled Information in Post-Revolutionary Egypt", paper delivered at the Graduate Summer School "Media of Memory" in Stockholm, Sweden. August 2014.

 

"Collective Memory and Nostalgia for 'Abd al-Nasser in Post-Revolutionary Egypt: The Emergence of 'Nasser' Facebook pages", paper delivered (in Hebrew) at the annual conference of the Middle East & Islamic Studies Association in Israel (MEISAI) at Sapir College, Ashkelon, Israel. June 2014.

 

"Using Facebook as a Tool for Examining Collective Memory: The Emergence of 'Nasser' fan pages in Egypt", paper delivered at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) in Washington, D.C., United States. November 2013.

 

"Nostalgia and memory on Facebook: The Emergence of 'Nasser' Facebook pages in Egypt", paper delivered at the Graduate Summer School "Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory" in Ghent, Belgium. September 2013.

 

"King Mohammed VI's policy towards Moroccan citizens residing in Europe", paper delivered at the annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Denver, CO, United States. November 2012.

 

"The Moroccan community in the Netherlands: Religion, integration and loyalty", presentation as part of the Hamishi ba-Kampus ("Thursdays on Campus") cultural event at Tel Aviv University, Israel. May 2012.