Mariam Elmalh is a Coptic fourth-year at the University of Chicago, majoring in political science and Fundamentals: Issues and Texts. Her undergraduate thesis centered around satire as a form of political resistance, specifically discussing Bassem Yousef's El-Bernameg. Mariam is interested in further pursuing the intellectual history of the Middle East in graduate school.
By the summer of 2011, Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian surgeon-turned-satirist, had gained a considerable online following among a newly internet-obsessed Egyptian public. In February, vice-president Omar Suliman had announced that […]