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.