Neil Ketchley

Associate Professor in Politics, DPIR
Fellow, St Antony’s College
Government and Politics Network
St Antony's College
Office address
Room 146, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, OX1 3UQ

Neil Ketchley is Associate Professor in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and Fellow of St Antony's College. He is a political scientist of the Arabic-speaking Middle East and North Africa working at the intersections of political sociology and comparative politics. Neil's book, Egypt in a Time of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2017), won the Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award. His work has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the Journal of PoliticsPolitical Research Quarterly, and Mobilization.

Neil's current research interests include episodes of mass protest in the MENA, the rise of political Islam in Egypt, and the changing profiles of regional political elites.

Neil Ketchley


Ketchley, Neil, Steven Brooke, and Brynjar Lia (2021) "Who Supported the Early Muslim Brotherhood?" Politics and Religion, Online First

Ketchley, Neil and Thoraya El-Rayyes (2021) "Unpopular Protest: Mass Mobilization and Attitudes to Democracy in Post-Mubarak Egypt," Journal of Politics, Vol.83, No.1, pp.291-305

ElMasry, Sarah and Neil Ketchley (2020) "After the Massacre: Women's Islamist Activism in Post-Coup Egypt," Middle East Law and Governance, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 86-108

Ketchley, Neil and Christopher Barrie (2020) "Fridays of Revolution: Focal Days and Mass Protest in Egypt and Tunisia," Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 2, pp. 308–324

Ketchley, Neil (2019) “Fraud in the 2018 Egyptian Presidential Election?” Mediterranean Politics, Vol.26, No.1, pp.117-129

Barrie, Christopher and Neil Ketchley (2018) "Opportunity without Organization: Labor Mobilization in Egypt after the 25th January Revolution," Mobilization , Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 181-202

Brooke, Steven and Neil Ketchley (2018) "Social and Institutional Origins of Political Islam," American Political Science Review , Vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 376-394.

Kadivar, Ali and Neil Ketchley (2018) “Sticks, Stones, and Molotov Cocktails: Unarmed Collective Violence and Democratization,” Socius , Vol. 4, pp.1-16

Ketchley, Neil (2017) Egypt in a Time of Revolution (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Series in Contentious Politics)

Ketchley, Neil and Michael Biggs (2017) "The Educational Contexts of Islamic Activism: Elite Students and Religious Institutions in Egypt," Mobilization , Vol. 1, pp. 57-76

Ketchley, Neil (2014) “The Army and the People are One Hand! Fraternization and the 25th January Egyptian Revolution, ” Comparative Studies in Society and History , Vol. 1, pp. 155-186