The prominent Egyptian author and translator passed away on October 27 at the age of 87. Taher wrote short stories
In celebration of the centennial of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, AUC Press and Egypt Exploration Society are
In this short Q&A, we ask Aidan Dodson about the discovery of the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh
Dalal Abo El Seoud is chair of, and senior instructor in, the Department of Arabic Language Instruction at the American
Farah Shafie is an illustrator based in Cairo, Egypt.
Heba Nassar is professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science and former vice-president of Cairo University.
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
محمد علي أبراهيم (دار المثقف، ٢٠١٨) محمد علي أبراهيم الى جانب كونه
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