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About Me

Sam Holder is a professional freelance writer with published articles in major regional publications including Portland Monthly, Tallahassee Democrat, Egypt Independent, Youm7, and The Portland Gazette. Sam has a BA in English Literature, a MA in International Human Rights Law, and is pursuing a PhD in International law. He specializes in travel, personal finance, law, lifestyle, marketing, music, and entertainment.

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Real Estate




Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

Teaching About Creative Expressions of Resistance in Contemporary Cairo

In the midst of Egypt’s recent revolutions, protests and violence, Samuel Holder describes how he became involved in creating a new course about the role of creative expression in the face of oppression. He tells of initial hostility to the course, but also his hopes for engaging his students more fully in the future.




University lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition at Egypt's most elite and rigorous university. Conducted seminars and lectures at a full course load in rhetoric, composition, business writing, research skills, research writing, public speaking, and political resistance.

Company: The American University in Cairo

I worked there from 8/2012 until 8/2016

Writing Tutor

Provided academic writing assistance to members of both the undergraduate and graduate student body at the American University in Cairo. Held workshops on argumentative and rhetorical writing tools. Assisted with in-depth review of thesis-length projects. Received full tuition reimbursement and stipend for services rendered.

Company: The American University in Cairo

I worked there from 8/2010 until 7/2012

Freelance Writer

Contribute features, blog posts and sidebar pieces to Portland Monthly Magazine, The Tallahassee Democrat, The Portland Tribune, in|ur Magazine, AUC Today and Youm7 English Edition. Writer for Sagacity Media. Contributing writer and editor for Himal Southasian (Kathmandu, Nepal), Trails.com and LIVESTRONG.com.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 5/2008 until now

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