June 2021

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

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