October 2016

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

Mohamed Elshahed is a Cairo-based architect and specialist on modern Egyptian architecture, urbanism, and visual culture. He completed his PhD

      Born in 1977, Muhammad Abdelnabi is the author of two novels and four short-story collections. His The

Ruqaya Izzidien is an Iraqi-Welsh freelance journalist and writer currently based in Morocco. Since graduating from Durham University she has

Sameh Fathy is an Egyptian film critic and the author of several books in Arabic on cinema both Egyptian and

James Parry is a writer and lecturer on the art, architecture, and history of the Middle East. He has worked

Leïla el-Wakil is professor of the history of architecture and architectural conservation at the University of Geneva.

James Weston Lewis obtained an art foundation degree from Oxford Brookes University before moving to Bristol to study Illustration at

Sally Jane Morgan is a British writer and editor living in Minneapolis, USA. She is the author and editor of

Rana Haddad grew up in Lattakia in Syria, moved to the UK as a teenager, and read English Literature at

Nigel Fletcher-Jones, with a PhD in archaeology and anthropology from Durham University, UK, has been director of the American University

Christina Riggs is a reader in the department of art history and world art studies at the University of East

Mona Baker is Professor Emerita of Translation Studies at the University of Manchester, and director of the Baker Centre for

Daniele Salvoldi holds a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pisa and currently teaches history of architecture at the

Humphrey Davies is the translator of a number of Arabic novels, including The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (AUC

Khalid Ikram has been associated with Egypt’s economic development for forty years, including as director of the World Bank’s Egypt

Paola Caridi lived in Cairo and Jerusalem from 2001 to 2012, where she worked as a reporter and analyst on