Nada is a journalist-turned-anthropologist who tries to combine both journalistic and scholarly approaches to best address questions regarding structural violence, political repression, and social marginality. As an Egyptian who lived through and worked as a journalist during the January 25 Revolution, 2011, she seeks to decentralise the revolution both geographically and historically. She does so by focusing on a rural community’s sovereignty movement launched in response to state neglect. Her current research questions how infrastructure is a site through which the state producers itself, and equally, how citizens lay claim to their presence and rights. Having formerly worked in advocacy and activism with refugeesfarmer rights, and disenfranchised women in response to state-led and social marginalisation, she hopes to offer a platform to both facilitate and mediate discussions on these issues community-level, as well as, state-level.