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Modern Middle East, Modern Egypt, Religious Minorities, Sectarianism, Philanthropy, Charity, Global Christianity, History of Missionaries
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I’m a second year PhD student studying the history of the Modern Middle East and late Ottoman Empire. My research focuses on modern Egypt, religious minorities in the Middle East, missions and global Christianity, and history of charity. My dissertation examines the development of faith-based charitable institutions in Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a focus on Coptic societies and organizations. I examine this theatre of charitable associations as a parallel space of cross-confessional collaboration during a period that also witnessed heightened sectarian conflict.

In addition to my academic work, I’m also a freelance writer on religion and politics in the modern Middle East, U.S. foreign policy in the region, and American religion and politics.

Recent Publications

“Orthodox Religion and Politics in Contemporary Eastern Europe,” Book Review, Journal for Religion, State and Society, Vol 49, 2020. Orthodox Religion and Politics in Contemporary Eastern Europe

“The Chaldeans: Politics and Identity in Iraq and the American Diaspora by Yasmeen Hanoosh,” Book Review, Arab Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2020. The Chaldeans

Ramy Kamel, Mada Masr, and Seeing Coptic Issues as Civil Liberties in Egypt,” Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, December 2019.

What the Taming of Christian Spaces Reveals about Egypt’s Security Complex,” Jadaliyya, November 2019.

Researching Modern Coptic History: A Guide to the Archives in the US and Egypt,” Archives Review, Coptic Canadian History Project, August 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Egypt, United States
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Middle East, North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Politics, Race, Religion