Professor of History
Ph.D., History, Georgetown University.
MA, Arabic and Islamic Studies, American University in Cairo
History of Modern Egypt
Islamic History and Law
Women, Gender and Islam
Professor of History, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.
Editor-in-Chief, Hawwa: the Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World.
Co-Editor, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.
Member, Board of Directors, Women and Memory Forum
The New Mamluks: Egyptian Society and Modern Feudalism. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2001.
Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
The Creation of a Medical Profession in Egypt: 1800-1922. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Women of the Jordan: Islam, Labor and Law. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2002.