Donald M. Reid is an historian of modern France. He is a labor historian, but works on the “long 1968”
Nevine Henein is a freelance copyeditor and writer with a passion for history and heritage. She obtained her BSc in
Samir Simaika, fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is the grandson of Marcus Pasha Simaika. Since his
Elliott Colla is the translator of a number of works of fiction, including Ibrahim Aslan’s The Heron, Idris Ali’s Poor,
Nader K. Uthman teaches Arabic language, literature and culture at NYU.
Robert Mason is a Fellow of the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation project at and currently sits on the International Studies
Andrea Rugh is Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC. She lived in the Middle East for
Sahar Khalifeh, born in Nablus in 1941, is an acclaimed Palestinian author. She is hailed as a feminist writer and
Soha Mohsen is an anthropology PhD student at the University of California, Davis. She was an adjunct faculty member in
Tamara Chahine Maatouk is a history PhD student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, with a focus on
Timothy Mitchell is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of Colonising Egypt, Rule of
Alison Orr-Andrawes, M.D., is a retired psychiatrist with a background in Religious Studies at Brandeis and Rice Universities. She has
Fikry F. Andrawes, PhD, was born in Egypt and lives in the United States. He worked as an analytical chemist
Amir Syed is a visiting assistant professor of the history of the Islamic world at the University of Pittsburgh. His
Zachary Wright is associate professor of history and religious studies at Northwestern University in Qatar. His research concerns Islamic revivalism
Rudolph Ware is associate professor in the department of history at the University of Michigan, and the founder and director
Yvonne J. Markowitz is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry in the David and Roberta
Sam Bowker is a lecturer in art history and visual culture at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia. He
Seif El Rashidi is an art historian who graduated from the American University in Cairo’s Islamic art program. He specializes
Chihab El Khachab is a Junior Research Fellow in Anthropology in Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Murat Bardakçi is a Turkish journalist and historian. He is a columnist for Habertürk newspaper and is the author of several books
Anna Boots received her Masters in Middle East Studies at Harvard and currently resides in New York City.
Margaux Fitoussi graduated from UC Berkeley and received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School as a Presidential
Martin Makinson is a freelance translator and interpreter.
Eric Rouleau (born Elie Raffoul, 1926–2015) was a journalist and diplomat born in Cairo. After his forced exile from Egypt
Alain Gresh was born Cairo in 1948. He was editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique for ten years and
Sarah Enany is a literary translator and is assistant professor in the English Department of Cairo University.
Rasha Adly is an Egyptian writer, born in Cairo in 1972. She is a researcher and freelance lecturer in the
Adel Kamel (1916–2005) was an Egyptian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was a founding member of the informal
Waleed Almusharaf is a translator, writer, and academic, with a PhD from SOAS, University of London. He currently lives in
Peter Daniel, a longterm resident of Egypt, has worked as teacher of Arabic as a foreign language and an Arabic