October 2016

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

Mohamed Elshahed is a researcher, curator, and specialist on architecture, design, and material culture in Egypt. He holds a PhD

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

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