Reda is a doctoral researcher in international relations at the BSIS, University of Kent. His first degree was in Politics and International Relations from the University of London (Lead College: LSE) and he earned his MRes Educational and Social Research Methods with distinction from the University of London (Lead College: UCL Institute of Education). Reda was a research affiliate at the Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut.
In his PhD research, he is exploring the historical stubbornness of 'Sunni' and 'Shia' labels as products of power in the spaces and histories of the so-called ‘Middle East’, with a particular focus on Iraq. His research interest is in post-structuralist discourse analysis and particularly in developing his post-structuralist synthesis of Foucauldian genealogical discourse analysis and Derrida’s deconstructionism.
Reda is especially interested in examining the ontological, temporal, and epistemological assumptions that underpin the conceptualizations of identity in the fields of international migration, citizenship, and nationalism studies.