June 2021

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

Chahinda  Karim is adjunct professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo, where she has taught

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.

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