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 and currently sits on the International Studies
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 graduated from UC Berkeley and received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School as a Presidential
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
Emad Iskander holds an MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and has taught Arabic in the Center
Dina El Dik holds an MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and has taught Arabic in the
Mona Kamel Hassan is currently a senior Arabic language instructor in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) at the
Rusha Latif is an independent researcher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her areas of interest include social movements,
Viola Shafik studied Film and Middle Eastern Studies in Hamburg and works as a film scholar, creative consultant, and filmmaker.
Rasha Azab is a journalist, researcher, and scriptwriter with years of experience writing for and about the Egyptian film industry.
Peter Mavrikis is an editor and author with over 25 years of experience in publishing. He has developed and edited
Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer, and broadcaster. An expert on Egypt in the first millennium BC and the history
Tarek Tawfik is associate professor of Egyptology at Cairo University and former director general of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project.
Zeinab Mahrous is professor of Egyptology at Cairo University.
Yehia El-Alaily is a Cairo-based food and travel photographer with over fifteen years’ experience.
Shewekar Elgharably is an interior decorator. In 2016 she became a certified health coach and recipe developer for healing and
Yasmine Elgharably is a self-taught home cook with a business background and a passion for Middle Eastern cuisine. She is
Leïla Temime Blili is a professor of modern and contemporary history at the Faculty of Letters, Arts, and the Humanities
Daniele Cantini is a social anthropologist based at the University of Halle, Germany, where he also serves as coordinator of
Betsy M. Bryan is the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and director of
Richard A. Fazzini is curator emeritus of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum and director of the Brooklyn Museum’s archaeological
Peter Lacovara is the Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund. Before that, he was Senior Curator of
Nadine Sinno is an associate professor of Arabic in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia
Mohja Kahf is a professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas. She is the
Magdy Mounir El-Shammaa holds a PhD in Ottoman and modern Middle East history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Annalise J.K. DeVries is an assistant professor of world history at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her scholarship explores the
Mahmoud Shaltout is a comic artist, having contributed to numerous local and international publications and exhibitions under his pen name
Lisa J. White was a senior instructor of Arabic (2009–2019) and former executive director (1993–97) of CASA (the Center for
Lee Young is an independent researcher and lecturer in Egyptology specializing in the artists and epigraphers who have worked in
With a degree in architecture from Cairo University Nour El Refai has worked as an architectural photographer in the Middle
Ehsan Abushadi is an architect specializing in heritage. She earned her BSc in architectural engineering from the American University in
Conchita Añorve-Tschirgi is a licensed architect based in Mexico. She holds one MA in Islamic art and architecture and another
Christian Leitz has been the director of the Institute of Egyptology at Tübingen University since 2004.
Hana Vymazalová studied Egyptology and logic at Charles University, Prague. She is a member of the Czech Institute of Egyptology
Břetislav Vachala is an Egyptologist and archaeologist at Charles University, Prague. Since 1979 he has participated in archaeological expeditions of
Miroslav Bárta specializes in the archaeology of third millennium bc Egypt and is also interested in the comparative study of