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Abul-Magd, Zeinab A.

Associate Professor, History
Oberlin College


Zeinab Abul-Magd is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern history at Oberlin College and the American University in Cairo. She received her PhD in history and political economy and MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and BA in political sciences from Cairo University, Egypt. Her forthcoming book on the Egyptian military institution is titled Militarizing the Nation: Army, Business, and Revolution in Egypt, 1952-2015 (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2016). On a similar topic, she has co-edited Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region, co-editor with Elke Grawert (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, April 2016). Her first book is titled Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013), and it won MESA’s Roger Owen Book Award in 2015. She published articles at Foreign Policy, Carnegie Endowment, the Atlantic Council, Middle East Institute, and Jadaliyya. She published reports on the Egyptian military at several European think tanks, including BICC in Germany, CMI in Norway, IISS in London, and ISPI in Italy. Furthermore, she writes in Arabic occasional columns published in many Egyptian newspapers, including al-Masry al-Youm/Egypt Independent and al-Tahrir.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Political Economy   
Islamic Law   
Security Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Egypt   
Arab States   
SPECIALTIES
Islamic Law & Society   
Military history   
Economic history, socio-economic history   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Intermediate)   
English (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2008HistGeorgetown U
MA2004Arab StdsGeorgetown U
BS1996Pol SciCairo U
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Zeinab A. Abul-Magd






Oberlin College
History
301 Rice, N Professor St
Oberlin, OH
44074
Phone:440-775-8551