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Egyptian academic
Professor of Islamic History, Law, and Society, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

Career: Amira El-Azhary Sonbol is Professor of Islamic History, Law and Society at the Center for Muslim Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. She teaches courses on the History of Modern Egypt, Women and Law, and Islamic Civilization. She is Editor-in-Chief of HAWWA: Journal of the Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World and joint editor of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (see url below). Professor Sonbol is currently spending a year abroad teaching at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Publications include: numerous articles and books, including The Creation of a Medical Profession in Egypt, 1800–1922 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) 1991, Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History (editor) 1996, The New Mamluks: Egyptian Society and Modern Feudalism 2000, Women of Jordan: Islam, Labor, and the Law 2003, Beyond the Exotic – Women's Histories in Islamic Societies (editor) 2005

Contact details: Address: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, PO Box 23689, A102B LAS Building, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA; Tel: +974 492-7669 (Qatar); Fax: +1 202-687-8376 (Washington, DC); Email: [email protected] ; Website: ; Website: .

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