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Notes on Contributors TALAL a s a d is Distinguished Professor ofAnthropology at the Graduate Center ofthe City University ofNew York. His recent books include GenealogiesofReligion (1993), FormationsoftheSecular(2003), and OnSuicideBombing(2007). He was in Cairo during the first four months ofthe Egyptian uprising. JO EL b e in in is Donald]. McLachlan Professor ofHistoiy at Stanford University. His latest books are The StruggleforWorkerRightsinEgypt (2010) and SocialMovements,Mobilization, and Contestationin theMiddleEastand North Africa (2011). n a t h a n j. b r o w n is Professor ofPolitical Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. ju a n c o l e is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of Histoiy at the University of Michigan. His most recent book is EngagingtheMuslim World(2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt:InvadingtheMiddleEast (2007). h a z e m f a h m y is an economist, writer, and the chiefofthe Institutional Stakeholder and General Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. m a g d i g u ir g u is is Assistant Professor at Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. He is a coauthor (withVan doom-Harder) ofAn ArmenianArtistin OttomanEgypt (2008) and TheEmergenceoftheModem CopticPapacy (2011). s a lw a is m a il is Professor of Politics in the Department ofPolitics and International Studies, School ofOriental and African Studies, University of London. She is the author ofRethinking IslamistPolitics: Culture, theState and Islamism (2003) and PoliticalLifein Cairo’s NewQuarters: EncounteringtheEverydayState (2006). t a r e k o s m a n is an Egyptian writer and the author ofEgyptontheBrink From NassertoMubarak (2010). a t e f s a id is an Egyptian human rights attorney and PhD candidate in sociol­ ogy at the University ofMichigan-Ann Arbor. He is the author of TortureIs a CrimeagainstHumanity (published in Arabic, 2008). He is currentlyworking on his doctoral dissertation, tentatively titled “The Egyptian Revolution of2011: Politics ofClasses, Tahrir and the State.” jo e s t o r k is Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch. His current work focuses on violations ofinternational human rights and humanitarian law by states and armed groups, particularly in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and free­ dom of religion issues in Egypt. His books include Erased in a Moment: SuicideBombing Attacks againstIsraeliCivilians (2002). m o h a m m e d t a b is h a t is Assistant Professor ofAnthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology (SAPE) at the American University in Cairo. He has been writing about the “Arab spring” on, an Arabic/English website run by Arab intellectuals concerned with political and cultural criticism. ...


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