Collaborators

Dr. Febe Armanios
Professor of History and Co-Director of Humanities, Middlebury College
Email: farmanios@middlebury.edu
Research interests: Coptic Studies in Ottoman and Modern Egypt; Pentecostal and charismatic history and practices in Egypt; missionaries; Christian communities in the Middle East; comparative Muslim-Christian religious practices; women’s studies; media studies; food studies.
Interview with Dr. Febe Armanios: Illuminating Diversity

Weston Bland
PhD. Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
Email: wbland@sas.upenn.edu
Research interests: Modern Egypt and communal histories in the modern Middle East, with an emphasis on the development of institutions in the modern Coptic community.

Amy Fallas
PhD. Candidate, History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Grad Assistant, Center for Middle East Studies
Email: amyfallas@ucsb.edu
Research Interests: Modern Middle East History; modern Egypt; Coptic studies; global Christianity and comparative empire.

Dr. Angie Heo
Assistant Professor of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School
Email: heo@uchicago.edu
Professional Links: University page
Research Interests: Religion, media, and economy; the critical study of global Christianities in the modern world; everyday religious practices; colonial and national institutions of rule; political economies of development and globalization.
Interview with Dr. Angie Heo: Defamiliarizing the Family

Mina Ibrahim
Founder, Shubra’s Archive for Research & Development (SARD)
Researcher, MENA Prison Forum
Email: mina.ibrahim@gcsc.uni-giessen.de
Research Interests: Moral lives and complexities of religious minorities in Middle East; cultures and histories of imprisonment and torture in the Arab World.

Dr. Candace Lukasik
Postdoctoral Fellow, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis
Email: cblukasik@wustl.edu
Professional Links: Website
Research interests: race and racialization; migration, transnationalism, and diaspora; sectarianism and religious violence; political theology and geopolitics; U.S. empire and the War on Terror.
Interview with Candace Lukasik: Transnational Anxieties

Dr. Elizabeth Monier
Research Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Email: ei211@cam.ac.uk
Professional links: Faculty page
Research interests: The contemporary history and politics of the Middle East; Eastern Christians, sectarianism, identity politics; the history of political concepts; nation-state building and national belonging.
Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Monier: Identity and National Belonging

Helene Moussa
Ed.D Sociology of Education, Museum Studies
Volunteer Curator, Coptic Museum of Canada
Secretary, Board of Directors, Canadian Society for Coptic Studies
Email: moussahelene8@gmail.com
Research Interests: Culture & social identity; education and museology; refugees policy & experience; Coptic art, social identity & agency; museums as research hubs.

Dr. Carolyn M. Ramzy
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Carleton University
Supervisor of Ensemble and Masterclasses
Email: carolyn.ramzy@carleton.ca
Research interests: Musics of the Middle East; Coptic Christian popular music; performative politic of citizenship and belonging; music and religion; neo-Pentecostal and charismatic worship movement; gender and religious subjectivities; satellite and digital ministries; mediated and autotuned voice; sectarian conflicts; post/colonial music discourses and scholarship.
Interview with Dr. Carolyn Ramzy: Soundscapes of Belonging

Dr. Gaétan Du Roy
Université Saint-Louis, Brussels
Email: gaetan.duroy@gmail.com
Professional links: Academia
Interview with Dr. Gaétan Du Roy: Everyday Interactions

Dr. Paul Sedra
Associate professor of History, Simon Fraser University
Professional Links: website

Dr. Heather J. Sharkey
Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
Email: hsharkey@sas.upenn.edu
Professional Links: Faculty page
Research interests: History of the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish worlds; imperialism, colonialism, post-colonialism, and nationalism; Christian missions; language politics and literacy; food studies.
Interview with Dr. Heather Sharkey: History and Me

Mirna Wasef
PhD Candidate, UCSD History
Graduate Career Peer Educator UCSD Career Center
Vice-Moderator, National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus
Email: mwasef@ucsd.edu
Research Interests: Education; missionaries; 20th century Egyptian nation-state formation; nationalism; Coptic studies.

Dr. Joseph Youssef
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
Email: joey.youssef@mail.utoronto.ca
Research interests: Transnationalism; diaspora; pilgrimage; place making; embodiment; Coptic Christianity.


Partners

Arab News International / اخبارالعرب

Canadian Society for Coptic Studies

Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections (CTASC)

Coptic Queer Stories (CQS)

Department of History, York University

Department of History, Glendon College, York University

Elmahaba Center

Graduate Program in History, York University

Greek Canadian History Project (GCHP)

HAZINE – A Guide to Researching the Middle East and Beyond

Portuguese Canadian History Project (PCHP)

The Coptic Museum of Canada

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