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Ph.D., Anthropology, 1995, University of Chicago
M.A., Anthropology, 1990, University of Chicago
Middle Eastern women's literature, intellectuals in the Middle East, Arab-American culture.
Arabic Language and Literature, Anthropology of the Middle East.
"Etidal Osman: Egyptian Women's Writing and Creativity" Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. Vol. 2 No. 1 Winter 2006
"Arabic Language Learning among Arab Immigrants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A Study of Attitudes and Motivations". Journal of Muslim Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 1, April 2004.
"View from the Margin: Writer Ni'mat al-Bihiri on Gender Issues in Egypt". Critique, Spring 2004, 13(1).
"A New Language; Salwa Bakr on Depicting Egyptian Women's Worlds." Critique 11(2). Fall, 2002.
"The Arab Apocalypse as a Critique of Colonialism and Imperialism." Etel Adran: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist. Eds (Majaj and Amireh). MacFarland, 2002.