Radical History Review 86 (2003) 205-206
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Notes on Contributors
Nadia Abu El-Haj is assistant professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).
Rabab Abdulhadi is an assistant professor and faculty fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She is currently on research leave from her position as assistant professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo.
Janet Afary received her M.A. from Tehran University and her Ph.D. in modern Middle East history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently associate professor of history and women's studies at Purdue University. She is president of the Coordinating Council for Women in History of the American Historical Association (CCWH-AHA) for 2001-2003, and incoming president of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS-MESA). She is author of The Iranian Constitutional Revolution: Grassroots Democracy, Social Democracy, and the Origins of Feminism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996), which was also translated and published in Iran (Tehran: Bisotoun, 2000). Her forthcoming monograph (with Kevin B. Anderson) is titled Seductions of Islamism: Foucault, Feminism, and Iran.
Adina Back is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University and a member of the Radical History Review editorial collective.
Magnus T. Bernhardsson teaches modern Middle Eastern history at Hofstra University. He received a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern history from Yale University in 1999. He is the author of the forthcoming Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nationalism in Modern Iraq (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003). He is currently working on a cultural and political history of Iraq between 1941 and 1991.
Mansour Bonakdarian is a member of the Radical History Review editorial collective.
Sally Charnow teaches modern European history and women's studies at Hofsra University. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1999 and is currently working on a book titled Theatre, Politics, and the Modern in Fin de Siècle Paris.
Sarah Gualtieri is assistant professor of Middle East history at Loyola University in New Orleans. Her work focuses on the relationship between migration and national identity formation in Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. She is currently working on a book that examines Arab encounters with race in the United States. [End Page 205]
Michelle Hartman studied at Columbia University and St. John's College, Oxford, and is currently assistant professor of Arabic language and literature at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University. Her publications include the translation of the complete works of Michel Chiha from French into English (forthcoming); Joseph, Jesus and Job: Reading Rescriptings of Religious Figures in Lebanese Women's Fiction (Wiesbaden, Germany: Reichert, 2002); and articles in scholarly journals including French Studies, Edebiyat, and the Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures. Her current research addresses questions of language and identity in creative literary works from Lebanon written in French.
Leila Hudson received her doctorate from the Program in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan and is currently assistant professor of Islamic studies in the Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of Arizona. Her book, The Changing Landscape of Culture: How Damascus Entered the Twentieth Century, deals with the processes of urban and cultural transformations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her current research is on television broadcasting, sovereignty, and identity in the Arab world.
R. J. Lambrose, the Dimwiddie Chair of Recent History at Loofa University in Seattle, is currently serving as the CEO of a new HMO (Historians Management Organization) in Washington, D.C.
James McDougall studied modern languages, history, and politics at the universities of St. Andrews and Oxford. He has studied and carried out research in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, and recently completed his doctoral dissertation, "Colonial Words: Nationalism, Islam, and Languages of History in Algeria" at St. Antony's College, Oxford. An earlier version of this paper was presented under the title "'The Berber' As National...