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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

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