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CONTRIBUTORS Nadia Maria El Cheikh is an associate professor of history at the American University ofBeirut. Between 2000 and 2004, she was Director ofthe Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. Her book, Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs, was published by Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs in August 2004. Her latest project seeks to explore the interaction ofharem and court in the early fourth/tenth century. Farida Deif is the Middle East and North Africa Researcher for the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. She has also been engaged in advocacy efforts on behalfofPalestian citizens ofIsrael with Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Arab Association for Human Rights. In 2001, she wrote and produced a documentary on a range of minority rights violations by Israel for WITNESS, a New York-based NGO. Nancy Gallagher is a professor of history, the Chair of the Middle East Studies Program, and Co-Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is Presidentelect ofthe Association for Middle East Women's studies. She is currently working on a history of women's human rights movements in Muslim societies. Mervat F. Hatem is a professor of political science at Howard University in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the study of gender and politics in Egypt and the Arab Middle East. JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN'S STUDIES VoL 1, No. 3 (Fall 2005). O 2005 CONTRIBUTORS œ 153 Kim Shively is an assistant professor of anthropology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her ongoing academic projects include collecting and translating oral histories of Turkish individuals born before or during the founding of the Turkish republic, and research into the interplay of religion and politics in the United States, especially after September 11, 2001, with a focus on conservative Christian conceptions of the Middle East. Susan Slyomovics is the Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Professor of the Study of Women in the Developing World and Professor of Anthropology at MIT. She is the author of The Performance ofHuman Rights in Morocco (2005). ...


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