Shereen Abuelnaga is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University and is a literary critic. She has published books (Arabic & English) and critical literary articles in scholarly journals, with a special focus on gender. Aware of her positionality in the third world, Abuelnaga views the world from the lens of a socialist feminist. Studying the inter/transcultural encounters in literature and the arts, during the peak of globalization and its discontents, reflects her position and adds to the field of cultural/gender studies. She is concerned with reading the manifestations of neo-patriarchy and neo-liberalism that precipitate the rise of the ‘new text’: a powerful sign of resistance.