Nervana Mahmoud is a doctor and commentator on Middle East issues. Nervana started blogging and writing on Middle East issues after the Egyptian revolution in 2011, and has contributed to several outlets, including The Telegraph, Al-Monitor, Now Lebanon, Egypt’s Ahram and Daily News Egypt. Nervana has also written guest posts for the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and has been quoted in several articles for many top outlets.
In 2013, the Washington Post featured Nervana’s Twitter account as a must-follow account to understand Egypt, and her blog was featured in the The Economist’s list of what to read On Egypt.
In November 2013, Nervana was featured as one of the BBC's 100 women of the year, and in 2015 she was nominated for Lebanon’s Samir Kassir Award. She has given several talks on Egypt, women’s rights and radicalism in various institutes, and has featured in many radio and TV interviews. Her posts and tweets have been quoted in various reports. Currently, Nervana contributes biweekly to the Arabic Al-Hurra news outlet.