Saker El Nour is a sociologist working on environment, and rural and agrarian issues in the Arab countries. After receiving a bachelor's degree in agricultural production from south valley University in Upper Egypt. He received a diploma in human development from the National Planning Institute in Cairo and then an MSc in Rural Sociology from Minya University (Upper-Egypt). El Nour earned his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from Paris - Nanterre University with his sociological research on rural poverty dynamics in Egypt.
His research interests include Poverty and Marginalization Dynamics, Access to Natural Resources, Resistances, Uprisings and Peasant Movements, Development and Environment Changes, Agroecology and Food Sovereignty. Between 2009 and 2019 El Nour conducted fieldwork research in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia. He published for both specialized and general audiences in French as well as in English and Arabic.