Dalia Gebrial [email protected] 1110074 URSS Abstract Given the practical setbacks that stopped me from pursuing the original aim of this project, which was to conduct a series of interviews with female textile workers who had led a series of important labour strikes in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the focus of this report was shifted to questions of representation. Through the analysis of local and international media coverage, this report demonstrates how the participation of this class of women in the revolution has been systematically either effaced or, where acknowledged, discredited as acts of political agency. From this point, the report explores the epistemological and methodological concerns of a feminist researcher looking to provide a somewhat “authentic” narrative to exist within a field of representation that is already politically charged, and in which these women, for structural reasons, have little access to representation. This is all done with the ultimate concern of conceptualizing a transnational feminist solidarity in mind. In light of this, the report asserts that the feminist researcher’s primary concern should be, rather than the pursuit of “authenticity”, the maintenance of a critical distance from her/his work; the researcher must maintain a self-awareness of the her/his self as a subject position rather than neutral provider of information.