Nour El Safoury is an editor, teacher and cinema critic. She is editor and co-manager of Esmat—Publishing List together with designer Shahd El Sabbagh. Nour’s writing has appeared in retrospective and exhibition catalogs as well as in Al-Film Magazine, and Mada Masr. Since 2019 she has taught regularly at the Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS). Her current research interests broadly range from the history of film publications to film archives and methods of archival activation, and the intersections between film and other art forms. She holds a M.A. in Film Studies from King’s College London and a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from Johns Hopkins University.