1987-1990:     Ain Shams University, Faculty of Women 

Sociology, Anthropology, Ph.D. with Highest Honor Title of the Dissertation: 

Analytical Study of the Value of The Productive Work as an Indicator of affiliation to the Country

1978-1983:     American University in Cairo

Sociology, Anthropology. MA 1983. Title of the Thesis: 

The Students’ Islamic Movement: Study of the Veil (Hijab) 

1971-1975:     University of Wales, Aberystwyth


1965-1970:     Cairo University

                        Psychology, Philosophy. BA 1970 


As a Sufi with philosophical, anthropological, sociological, and psychological background, Aliaa Rafea has taught the following courses: 

       Cognitive Anthropology 

       Interpretative Anthropology 

       The Cultural History of Egypt 

       Sociology of Knowledge 

       Sociology of Religion 

       Anthropology of Religion

       Analytical Psychology 

       Sufism: The Awakening of the Heart 

       Islam for the Modern World 

       The Egyptian Civilization and Globalization 

       The Essentials of Islam

       Beyond Diversities: Reflections on Revelations

       Divine Revelation and Human Interpretations




Shared in the Supervising  Committee of  Ph.D. and M.A. Thesis 

  •        Asmaa Ibrahim Hamed :  University Students’ Consciousness of their National Identity: A Comparative Study between National and International Universities (2018) .
  •        Zeinab Salah Abdel Dayem: Settlement and Development in the Internal Oasis/. Ain Shams Uni/ Women’s College./ Sociology Department. (2016).        
  •        Dalia A. Mustafa. Ph.D Thesis:  Masculinity as Reflected by The Egyptian Women’s Upbringing for their Sons/ Ain Shams Uni/ Women’s College/ Sociology Department (2015).
  •        Asmaa Rabi M.A Thesis: Rural Young women’s Ambitions/ Ain Shams Uni/Women College /Sociology Department (2014).
  •        Mona Mazroua M.A Thesis : The Value of Land for Israelis and Palestinians / Ain Shams Uni/ Women’s College/ Sociology Department. (2013).
  •       Hanem  Kerdasi M. A. Thesis: The Young Rural Women’s Perception of Their Issues in the Past and the Present/ Ain Shams University / Women’s College/ Sociology Department. (2012).

Shared in Defense Committees of Ph.D. and M.A. Thesis:

  •     Walaa Assad, M.A Thesis:  A Study of Latifa Azzayat Literature : Using Sociology of Literature Approach. Ain Shams University / Women’s College/ Sociology Department (2018).
  •      Amani Al Shimi, M.A Thesis: Al-Ghazali’s Integral Epistemology: A Critical Analysis of the Jewels of the Quran/ Islamic Studies/ The American University in Cairo. (2017).
  •     Yasmeen Alaa Eddin Yussif , Ph. D. Thesis: Leadership Styles in the Light of the Social Transformation Within Modern Organization: A Field Study. Ain Shams Uni/ Women’s College, Sociology Department, (2014).
  •    Eman Abdel Wahab Mohammad Abdu: Empowering Poor Women through Small Credits for Investment  (2014).
  • Amani Mohamed Elshimi: Al-Ghazali’s integral epistemology: A critical analysis of the jewels of the Quran/MA in Arabic Studies/Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department




  •  Critical Approach to the Qualitative Studies on Youth in Egypt’
  •  “A Guideline for Qualitative Research in Social Sciences”, 




  •   The American Anthropological Association: member since 1992  .
  •  Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA): fellow since 1998 -2011.
  •  The Egyptian Philosophical Society: member since 1990 -2000.
  •   The American Sociological Association, joined 2006 .