Betty S. Anderson is Assistant Professor, Department of History, Boston University. Her publications include "Domestic Influences on Policy-Making: The History of the Jordanian National Movement, 1946-67," in The Resilience of the Hashemite Rule (CERMOC, 2002). She is currently preparing a manuscript, "State and Opposition in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," for publication.
Isa Blumi is a PhD Candidate in the Departments of History and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University where he is composing a dissertation on the social and political consequences of late Ottoman state reforms in Yemen and Albania.
Manu Bhagavan is Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Manchester College.
Faisal Bari is Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.
Michael H. Fisher, Danforth Professor at Oberlin College, USA, studies relations between Indians and Britons during early colonialism. His books include: First Indian Author in English: Dean Mahomed (1759-1851) in India, Ireland, and England (Oxford, 1996). He is completing a book on Indian visitors and settlers in Britain, c. 1600-1858.
Willem Floor (PhD, University of Leiden) is the author of several books and many articles on Iranian history and economy, including Industrialization in Iran, 1900-1941 (Durham, 1984), Commercial Conflict Between Persia and the Netherlands, 1712-1718 (Durham, 1988), and Safavid Government Institutions (Mazda, 2001).
Benjamin C. Fortna is a graduate of Yale and Columbia, and received his PhD from the University of Chicago. He is currently Lecturer of the Modern History of the Middle East at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. His most recent publication is Imperial Classroom: Islam, the State and Education in the Late Ottoman Empire (Oxford, 2002).
Jennifer L. Jenkins is Assistant Professor of History at Washington University at St. Louis. She is the author of Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siecle Hamburg (Cornell, 2002). She is currently working on German Orientalism.
Vickie Langohr is Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of the Holy Cross. She has published articles on Islamist movements in the Middle East and on Arab democratization and civil society.
Valentine M. Moghadam, associate professor of Sociology at Illinois State University, is the author of several books, includingModernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East. (Lynne Rienner, 1993) and Gendering Economic Reform: Women and Structural Change in the Middle East and North Africa (Lynne Rienner, 1997).
Kamrouz Pirouz is Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Montclair State University in Upper Montclair.
Monica M. Ringer is currently Mellon Fellow of Modern Middle Eastern History at Williams College. She is the author of Education, Religion, and the Discourse of Cultural Reform in Qajar Iran (Mazda, 2001).
Mona Russell teaches Modern Middle Eastern History at MIT. She is working on a project concerning the construction of the "New Woman" in 19th and 20th century Egypt.
Vaheed Ramazani, associate professor of French at Tulane University, is the author of The Free Indirect Mode: Flaubert and the Poetics of Irony (Virginia, 1988) and of articles in Nineteenth-Century French Studies,Romanic Review, PMLA, and boundary 2.
Barak A. Salmoni received his doctorate from Harvard University in May 2002. His dissertation is entitled "Pedagogies of Patriotism: Teaching Socio-Political Community in 20th-Century Turkish and Egyptian Education." He currently teaches Middle East History at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.
Rebecca Saunders, associate professor of English at Illinois State University,is the editor of The Concept of the Foreign: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (Lexington, 2002), and the author of articles inCultural Critique, PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Novel, and Romanic Review. Her book manuscript, At God's Funeral: Lamentation and the Culture of Modernity, is under review.
Nader Sohrabi, Assistant Professor of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia, is the author of "Historicizing Revolutions: Constitutional Revolutions in the Ottoman Empire, Iran, and Russia, 1905-1908," American Journal of Sociology (May 1995) and "Revolution and State Culture: The Circle of Justice and Constitutionalism in 1906 Iran...