Noran is a Lecturer in Digital Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her research and teaching lie at the intersection of technology, security, and governance, with a particular focus on cybersecurity. Her research interests include critical approaches to cybersecurity in international relations, cybersecurity of the everyday, the global politics of cyber governance, and the co-production of cybersecurity policies and practices between human and non-human agency. Previously, Noran worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, where she conducted public policy research on cybersecurity for the education sector and risk-based approaches to cybersecurity in low- and middle-income countries. As part of her role, she co-designed and co-taught multiple executive education programmes, postgraduate courses, and online courses for public policy makers on governing digital transformation and cybersecurity.
Noran holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex, UK, and MSc and BSc degrees in Political Science from Cairo University, Egypt, where she worked as an Assistant Lecturer of Political Science. During that period, she conducted research on Middle East politics, focusing specifically on internet governance and digital activism. She was also an Academic Assistant and Executive Editor for two academic journals published by the university.