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
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