September 2020

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

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