Maha A. Ghalwash

Maha A.  Ghalwash is associate professor of Middle East history and politics at the British University in Egypt. Her research on nineteenth century Egypt focuses on peasant society, socio-economic developments, the impact of law on society, peasant petitioning activity, peasant land tenure regime, women’s rights to land, and state-peasant relations. She is also interested in Islamist movements in present-day Egypt, focusing on the Salafi movement, Salafi political parties, politics of the veil, Islamists-state relations.