Professor of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1982
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1976
MA, Sociology, American University in Cairo, 1975
BA, Political Science, American University in Cairo, 1971
Professor of Political Science, Howard University, 1980-Present
President, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), November 2007-November 2008
Member, Editorial Advisory Board of JMEWS: Journal of Middle East Women Studies, 2008- Present
Selected in 2004 for inclusion in the Academics Keys Who’s Who in the Social Sciences Higher Education
Member, Editorial board of Hawwa: Journal of Women in Islamic Societies, 2002-Present
Member, Advisory Board, Women and Memory Forum, 1997-Present
Member, Board of Directors, Middle East Studies Association, 1997-2000
Editorial Consultant to Feminist Studies, 1992-2006
Member, American Political Science Association
“Power and Knowledge Revisited in Middle East Studies”, Review of Middle East Studies Review, 43,1 (Summer 2009).
“Africa on My Mind”, International Journal of Middle East Studies , 41 (May 2009).
“Women and Social Reform: An Overview”, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, John Esposito and Tamara Sonn, eds.(Oxford University Press, 2009).
Distinguished Alumna Award, American University in Cairo, 2008
Recipient of Howard University Funds For Academic Excellence Grant, 2004-2005
Nominated by the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University for a “Special Recognition Award” for mentoring students, 2003-2004
Recipient of Howard University's Merit Awards, 1996-2005