October 2016

Colette Fossez  Sumner is adjunct instructor of romance languages and literatures at Hofstra University.

Bob  Brier is a world-famous Egyptologist who has conducted research on pyramids, obelisks, and mummies in fifteen countries. A senior

Jean-Baptiste Apollinaire  Lebas, born 1797, was a French engineer who in 1830 was charged with transferring an obelisk from Luxor

Ahdaf  Soueif is a novelist, translator ad political and cultural commentator. Born in Cairo, she was raised and educated in

            عمر طاهر «فسدت شهيتي أنا الذي كنت أرى في الطعام ما بعد الطعام. لا

            مها حسن الدهشة كنزٌ مختبئ في حلب”، هذا ما تقوله إحدى بطلات الرواية. وفي

            أحمد طيباوي تراجع رواية “أختفاء السيد لا أحد” مفهوم الوجود، والانسحاب القهري في المسخ

            أمل رضوان “مدن الغبار” هو سرد متعدد الألحان حيث يتم منح الشخصيات النسائية المختلفة

            الغربي عمران “حصن الزيدي” تدور أحداثها في مجتمع جنوب شبه جزيرة العرب؛ من أرياف

Nektaria Anastasiadou is the 2019 winner of the Zografeios Agon, a Greek-language literary award founded in 19th century Constantinople. Her

Donald M. Reid is an historian of modern France. He is a labor historian, but works on the “long 1968”

Nevine  Henein is a freelance copyeditor and writer with a passion for history and heritage. She obtained her BSc in

Samir  Simaika, fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is the grandson of Marcus Pasha Simaika. Since his

Elliott  Colla is the translator of a number of works of fiction, including Ibrahim Aslan’s The Heron, Idris Ali’s Poor,

Nader K.  Uthman teaches Arabic language, literature and culture at NYU.

 Robert Mason is a Fellow of the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation project at Lancaster University and currently sits on the

Andrea  Rugh is Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC. She lived in the Middle East for

Sahar  Khalifeh, born in Nablus in 1941, is an acclaimed Palestinian author. She is hailed as a feminist writer and

Soha  Mohsen is an anthropology PhD student at the University of California, Davis. She was an adjunct faculty member in

Tamara Chahine  Maatouk is a history PhD student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, with a focus on

Timothy  Mitchell is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of Colonising Egypt, Rule of

Alison  Orr-Andrawes, M.D., is a retired psychiatrist with a background in Religious Studies at Brandeis and Rice Universities. She has

Fikry F.  Andrawes, PhD, was born in Egypt and lives in the United States. He worked as an analytical chemist

Amir  Syed is a visiting assistant professor of the history of the Islamic world at the University of Pittsburgh. His

Zachary  Wright is associate professor of history and religious studies at Northwestern University in Qatar. His research concerns Islamic revivalism

Rudolph  Ware is associate professor in the department of history at the University of Michigan, and the founder and director

Yvonne J.  Markowitz is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry in the David and Roberta

Sam  Bowker is a lecturer in art history and visual culture at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia. He

Seif  El Rashidi is an art historian who graduated from the American University in Cairo’s Islamic art program. He specializes

Chihab  El Khachab is a Junior Research Fellow in Anthropology in Christ Church, University of Oxford.

Murat Bardakçi is a Turkish journalist and historian. He is a columnist for Habertürk newspaper and is the author of several books

Anna  Boots received her Masters in Middle East Studies at Harvard and currently resides in New York City.

Margaux  Fitoussi graduated from UC Berkeley and received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School as a Presidential

Martin  Makinson is a freelance translator and interpreter.

Eric  Rouleau (born Elie Raffoul, 1926–2015) was a journalist and diplomat born in Cairo. After his forced exile from Egypt

Alain  Gresh was born Cairo in 1948. He was editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique for ten years and

Sarah  Enany is a literary translator and is assistant professor in the English Department of Cairo University.

Rasha  Adly is an Egyptian writer, born in Cairo in 1972. She is a researcher and freelance lecturer in the

Adel  Kamel (1916–2005) was an Egyptian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was a founding member of the informal

Waleed  Almusharaf is a translator, writer, and academic, with a PhD from SOAS, University of London. He currently lives in

Peter  Daniel, a longterm resident of Egypt, has worked as teacher of Arabic as a foreign language and an Arabic

Walid  El Hamamsy is assistant professor of cultural studies in the Department of English, Cairo University. He is the co-editor

Nariman Khales  Naili al-Warraki was senior Arabic language instructor and former director of the Arabic Language Unit of the Arabic

Kristin  Walker (1940–2004) was an instructor in the Department of English of the American University in Cairo from 1969 to

Emad  Iskander holds an MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and has taught Arabic in the Center

Dina  El Dik holds an MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and has taught Arabic in the

Mona Kamel  Hassan is currently a senior Arabic language instructor in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) at the

Rusha  Latif is an independent researcher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her areas of interest include social movements,

Viola  Shafik studied Film and Middle Eastern Studies in Hamburg and works as a film scholar, creative consultant, and filmmaker.

Rasha  Azab is a journalist, researcher, and scriptwriter with years of experience writing for and about the Egyptian film industry.

Peter  Mavrikis is an editor and author with over 25 years of experience in publishing. He has developed and edited

Chris  Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer, and broadcaster. An expert on Egypt in the first millennium BC and the history

Tarek  Tawfik is associate professor of Egyptology at Cairo University and former director general of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project.

Zeinab  Mahrous is professor of Egyptology at Cairo University.

Yehia  El-Alaily is a Cairo-based food and travel photographer with over fifteen years’ experience.

Shewekar  Elgharably is an interior decorator. In 2016 she became a certified health coach and recipe developer for healing and

Yasmine  Elgharably is a self-taught home cook with a business background and a passion for Middle Eastern cuisine. She is

Leïla  Temime Blili is a professor of modern and contemporary history at the Faculty of Letters, Arts, and the Humanities

Daniele  Cantini is a social anthropologist based at the University of Halle, Germany, where he also serves as coordinator of

Betsy  M. Bryan is the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and director of

Richard  A. Fazzini is curator emeritus of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum and director of the Brooklyn Museum’s archaeological

Peter  Lacovara is the Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund. Before that, he was Senior Curator of

Nadine  Sinno is an associate professor of Arabic in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia

Mohja  Kahf is a professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas. She is the

Magdy  Mounir El-Shammaa holds a PhD in Ottoman and modern Middle East history from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Annalise  J.K. DeVries is an assistant professor of world history at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her scholarship explores the

Mahmoud  Shaltout is a comic artist, having contributed to numerous local and international publications and exhibitions under his pen name

Lisa  J. White was a senior instructor of Arabic (2009–2019) and former executive director (1993–97) of CASA (the Center for

Lee  Young is an independent researcher and lecturer in Egyptology specializing in the artists and epigraphers who have worked in

With a degree in architecture from Cairo University Nour  El Refai has worked as an architectural photographer in the Middle

Ehsan  Abushadi is an architect specializing in heritage. She earned her BSc in architectural engineering from the American University in

Conchita  Añorve-Tschirgi is a licensed architect based in Mexico. She holds one MA in Islamic art and architecture and another

Christian  Leitz has been the director of the Institute of Egyptology at Tübingen University since 2004.

Hana  Vymazalová studied Egyptology and logic at Charles University, Prague. She is a member of the Czech Institute of Egyptology

Břetislav  Vachala is an Egyptologist and archaeologist at Charles University, Prague. Since 1979 he has participated in archaeological expeditions of

Miroslav  Bárta specializes in the archaeology of third millennium bc Egypt and is also interested in the comparative study of

Anna  Stevens is a research archaeologist specializing in Egypt, and assistant director of the Amarna Project. She is affiliated with

Hany N.  Takla is the founding president of the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society.

A social and cultural anthropologist, Samuli  Schielke works as a senior researcher at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin. He is

A.D. Lubow loves creativity and working for just causes. In addition to stories, he writes songs and makes videos. He

George H. Lewis is a British-born painter, healer, and artist. His paintings have been hung in museums and galleries around

Ronnie Close is a writer, filmmaker, and assistant professor of visual media at The American University in Cairo. His research

Bahia Shehab is a professor of the practice of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American

Caroline Seymour-Jorn is associate professor of comparative literature and Arabic translation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the author of

Yahia Shawkat is a housing and urban policy researcher who specializes in legislative analysis, data visualization, and historical mapping. He

Haytham Nawar is chair of the department of the arts at the American University in Cairo and the founder and

Jacob Halpin is a British diplomat who learned Arabic with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, studying it at the

Zeinab A. Taha is an associate professor of Arabic language and linguistics at the American University in Cairo. She received

John Waterbury is former president of the American University of Beirut (1998–2008). Before that he was a professor of political

Huzama Habayeb is a Palestinian writer who was born and raised in Kuwait, where she started writing and publishing short

Doriana  Dimitrova is a Bulgarian photographer who has lived and worked in Cairo. She is the photographer of Egypt Inside

Hussein Bassir, with a PhD in Egyptology and Near Eastern archaeology from Johns Hopkins University, is director of the Antiquities

Sahar Saleem, professor of radiology at Cairo University, is a specialist in advanced imaging technology with experience in paleoradiology.

Zora  O’Neill is a freelance travel and food writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York

Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen is professor of history at Sorbonne University, where she teaches on early modern and modern Islam. She is

Ahmed Aboul Gheit was born in Cairo in 1942. He joined the Egyptian diplomatic corps in 1965, serving in Egypt’s

Inas Hassan has a PhD and MA in Arabic linguistics from Alexandria University in Egypt and is currently visiting assistant

Alexander Kitroeff is associate professor of history at Haverford College, where he teaches courses on Modern European and Mediterranean history.

  Cyrus Kadivar was born in Minnesota to Iranian-French parents. He grew up during the Shah’s reign in the Persian