October 2016

Editor, journalist and history writer, Jonathan  Downs is author of Life in the Industrial Revolution 1770-1809, Discovery at Rosetta—the first

Colin  D. Reader is a professional engineering geologist who has long been fascinated by the monuments of ancient Egypt. He

Mariam F. Ayad is an associate professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. In 2020–2021 she was a

Eid  Mertah is a Conservator of archaeological materials in the Restoration and Conservation Department of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Christian  Eckmann is a conservator and head of the department for restoration and conservation at the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz,

Christian  Koeberl is a professor of impact research and planetary geology at the University of Vienna, a full member of

Florian  Ströbele was a researcher between 2011 and 2019 at the archaeometry laboratories of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany, and

Katja  Broschat is a conservator at the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz, Germany.

Born in France in 1987, Simon  Connor was awarded his PhD by the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 2014.

Ferial  Ghazoul is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. She is professor of English and comparative literature at the American

Youssef  Rakha is an Egyptian novelist, poet, and essayist working in both Arabic and English.

Xenia  Nikolskaya is an award-winning Russian-Swedish photographer, curator, and teacher currently based in Cairo. A former curator of the Russian

Felix  Arnold is scientific director of the Madrid branch of the German Archaeological Institute, and an architect and archaeologist specialized

Mostafa  Mohie is a journalist who works for Mada Masr online newspaper in Egypt. He was a documentary researcher for films on

Heba  Safey Eldeen is professor of architecture and urban design at Misr International University, Cairo, and an adjunct professor at

Nezar  AlSayyad is emeritus professor of architecture, planning, urban design, and urban history at the University of California, Berkeley, where

Matthieu  Rey is director of contemporary studies at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Beirut, and a CNRS researcher specializing

Linda  Herrera, a social anthropologist with regional expertise in North Africa and West Asia with a focus on Egypt, is

Kay  Heikkinen is a translator and academic who holds a PhD from Harvard University. She was previously Ibn Rushd Lecturer

Mandy  McClure is the translator of Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide (AUC Press, 2008) and Tales of Yusuf

Hasna  Reda-Mekdashi is a Lebanese publisher, former director of the prominent child literature publishing house Dar al-Fata al-Arabi, and founding

Ziad  Elmarsafy is professor of comparative literature at King’s College, London. He has published widely on Arabic and French literature

Mohamed  Shoair is an Egyptian critic and journalist, and managing editor of the literary magazine Akhbar al-adab. Born in 1974,

Nevenka Korica  Sullivan has taught Arabic at Harvard University and the American University in Cairo and in Middlebury’s summer program,

Amandine  Marshall obtained her PhD in Egyptology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHSS), Toulouse. She is

Andrea  Loprieno-Gnirs is a research associate at the University of Basel and a Principal Researcher for the Life Histories of

Yasser M.  Ayad is a professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in

Anne-Linda  Amira Augustin is a political advisor to the European Representative Office of the Southern Transitional Council, a non-resident scholar

Tessa  Grafen is a linguistic consultant currently based in London. She has a master’s degree in Arabic and Persian from

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

Mouannes  Hojairi is assistant professor of history at the American University in Cairo. He received his PhD from Columbia University

Jonathan  Smolin is the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies at Dartmouth College in the US. He is

Ihsan  Abdel Kouddous (1919–90) is one of the most prolific and popular writers of Arabic fiction of the twentieth century.

Colin  Clement is a writer and translator who lives in Alexandria.

Anne-Marie  Guimier-Sorbets is professor emerita of archaeology and Greek history of art at the University of Paris-Nanterre and a specialist

Meghan E.  Strong is an archaeologist and art historian whose research incorporates sensory archaeology, ritual performance, material cultures studies, and

Chahinda  Karim (1943–2021) was adjunct professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo, where she held

Tim  Vivian is professor emeritus of religious studies at California State University, Bakersfield, and a retired priest of the Episcopal

Samir  Raafat was born in Cairo in 1949. The holder of a BA in economics from the American University in

Ulrike  Freitag is a historian of the modern Middle East specialized in the history of the Arabian Peninsula in its

Hicham  Ait-Mansour is associate professor of sociology at Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco. He is an associate member of

Sarah  Jurkiewicz is a post-doc researcher and research coordinator of the “Spaces of Participation” and the “Liminal Spaces” project at

Randa  Aboubakr is a professor of English and comparative literature at Cairo University.

Jonathan  Wright is a British literary translator and former journalist currently based in London. His numerous translations into English most

Basma  Abdel Aziz is an award-winning writer, sculptor, and psychiatrist, specializing in treating victims of torture. A weekly columnist for

Nancy  Roberts is an award-winning translator of a number of Arabic novels including Salwa Bakr’s The Man from Bashmour (AUC

Dinah  Manisty graduated in Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1989 and obtained her Ph.D. in

Raphael  Cohen studied Arabic at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Chicago.

Safaruk  Chowdhury is a teacher, examiner, and educational consultant. He is currently a senior instructor at Whitethread Institute and a

Ashraf  El-Ashmawi is an Egyptian author, judge, and legal scholar who is a regular contributor to newspapers and online publications,

Aziz  Mohammed is a Saudi literary author, born in Khobar City in 1987. His debut novel The Critical Case of a Man

Raphael  Cormack lived in Cairo for several years and his writing on Arabic literature, culture and history has appeared in

Kathy  Zurek-Doule is Curatorial Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum.

Kathlyn M.  Cooney is professor of Egyptian art and architecture at UCLA.

Yekaterina  Barbash is associate curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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 (دار الكرمة للنشر، ٢٠١٨) «فسدت شهيتي أنا الذي كنت أرى في الطعام

            مها حسن (دار ممدوح عدوان، ٢٠١٨) الدهشة كنزٌ مختبئ في حلب”، هذا ما تقوله

            أحمد طيباوي (منشورات ضفاف، منشورات الإختلاف، ٢٠١٩) تراجع رواية “أختفاء السيد لا أحد” مفهوم

            أمل رضوان (دار العين، ٢٠١٩) “مدن الغبار” هو سرد متعدد الألحان حيث يتم منح

            الغربي عمران (هاشيت-أنطوان، ٢٠١٩) “حصن الزيدي” تدور أحداثها في مجتمع جنوب شبه جزيرة العرب؛

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 received a Masters from Harvard Divinity School as a Presidential Scholar. She is currently a PhD candidate at

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

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