Ghada Barsoum is Associate Professor and currently Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Her research interests include gender, employment, social policies, and higher education. Barsoum has numerous publications in reputable international peer-reviewed journals including Review of Public Personnel Administration; International Journal of Education Development; Gender, Work and Organizations; International Journal of Social Welfare, and Current Sociology. She is also author of a book on the employment crisis of female graduates in Egypt, and a number of book chapters, technical reports, published policy papers and encyclopedia entries. She has consulted for the International Labor Organization, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF. While at AUC, she has been the principal investigator of projects with funding from the Ford Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme and Friedriech Ebert Foundation. Prior to joining AUC, Barsoum was Research Associate at the Population Council, West Asia and North Africa Office, where she spearheaded efforts for a national survey on youth in Egypt. Barsoum obtained her PhD in Sociology from University of Toronto and her Master’s degree from AUC.