Khadiga Omar is an independent researcher and author, writing about modern history and current events. Her areas of interest include grassroots movements in the Middle East, alternative media and world history. She earned her B.A. with High Honors, specializing in Political Science and History, from the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is currently pursuing a diploma in Islamic Studies. In addition to her academic interests and active engagement in the Egyptian Revolution and the vibrant political scene, Khadiga is a Linguist Project Manager at Google.