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
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