Dr. Febe Armanios
Professor of History and Co-Director of Humanities, Middlebury College
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
PhD. Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
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.
PhD. Candidate, History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Grad Assistant, Center for Middle East Studies
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
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
Founder, Shubra’s Archive for Research & Development (SARD)
Researcher, MENA Prison Forum
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
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
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
Ed.D Sociology of Education, Museum Studies
Volunteer Curator, Coptic Museum of Canada
Secretary, Board of Directors, Canadian Society for Coptic Studies
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
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
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
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
PhD Candidate, UCSD History
Graduate Career Peer Educator UCSD Career Center
Vice-Moderator, National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus
Research Interests: Education; missionaries; 20th century Egyptian nation-state formation; nationalism; Coptic studies.
Dr. Joseph Youssef
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
Research interests: Transnationalism; diaspora; pilgrimage; place making; embodiment; Coptic Christianity.