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EDUCATION

Ph.D Candidate, History, Johns Hopkins University, 2012 - 2018

Advisor: Todd Shepard
Dissertation: "Algerian Answers to the Woman Question: Gender, Islam, and Modernity in Interwar Algeria

M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, May 2012

Advisor: Leora Auslander
Thesis: "The Roots of Negritude: Paulette Nardal, the Creation of a Cosmopolitan, Race-Conscious Community, and La Revue du Monde Noir"

Double B.A., History and French Language & Culture, University of Maryland, May 2010

INTERESTS

Twentieth Century European, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and African History, Gender, Sexuality, Education, Intellectual History, Print Culture

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Panel Organizer:

  • “Women on the Margins: Slaves, Domestic Servants, & Migrant Women’s Labor in the Middle East & North Africa,” Berkshire Conference on the Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, May 2020

  • "Work it, Girl!: Marginal Women’s Labor from Morocco to Iran," Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, November 2018

  • “In Their Own Words: Global Understandings of Modern Womanhood in the mid-Twentieth Century Women’s Press,” American Historical Association, January 2018

  • “‘Our Muslim Sisters:’ Islam, Gender, and Empire in Twentieth Century French Colonial Africa,” Berkshire Conference on the Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, June 2017

  • “Forget about the Algerian War: New Perspectives on France and Algeria during and after Colonialism,” Society for French Historical Studies Conference, April 2016

Panelist:

  • “Women in Public and Public Women: Women’s Labor and Anxieties about Urban Space in Interwar Algeria,” Berkshire Conference on the Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, May 2020

  • “The Future in Female: Debates about Women in Interwar Algeria,” History, Archive, Nation: Algeria Workshop, University of Maryland College Park, September 2019

  • “Mixed Marriages in Twentieth-Century Colonial Algeria,” Symposium on Generations, Families, and Genders, Bucknell University, September 2019

  • “African Feminist Historiography,” African Feminist Histories Conference, Pennsylvania State University, April 2019"The Regional to Solve the Local: References to Africa in Algerian Discussions About Women's Education," African Studies Association, November 2018

  • “Domestic Service and Sexual Danger in Interwar Algeria," Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, November 2018

  • “Global Norms of Respectability in the Emerging Women's Press of 1940s Algeria," American Historical Association, January 2018

  • “Under the tent or in the house, for us Muslim women it’s the same life of erasure”: Emerging Critiquing Patriarchy in the 1940s Women’s Press in 1940s Algeria,” African Studies Association, November 2017

  • “'Muhammad, the first Arab feminist:' Interpretations of Islam in the Interwar Algerian Debates about Muslim Women,” Berkshire Conference on the Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, June 2017

  • “‘A Hijab Convenient to Our Time’: The Debates over Hijab in the Interwar Algerian Press,” Society for French Historical Studies Conference, April 2016

  • “The International Dimensions of the Interwar Algerian Debates over "the Woman Question," Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, November 2016

  • “Young Men for Women’s Education: International Student Conferences in Interwar France and North Africa,” African Intellectual History Workshop, Yale University, March 2016

  • "Women's Rights, Women's Networks: Feminists Newspapers Across Interwar North Africa," Women, Gender, & Sexuality Fellowship Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, April 2014

  • “Temporality and the Gender of the Interwar Algerian Public Sphere,” The African History Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, April 2013

  • “The Roots of Negritude: Paulette Nardal, the Creation of a Cosmopolitan, Race-Conscious Community, and La Revue du Monde Noir" at “A Time and a Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective” Conference, Johns Hopkins University, December 2012

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2017

  • Teaching Fellowship, Program for the Study of Women, Gender, Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, Fall 2016

  • Jeanne Marandon Fellowship, La Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique, 2015-2016

  • Summer Research Fellow, Islamic Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

  • Islamic Studies Language Training Grant, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

  • Summer Research Fellow, Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

  • William & Lois Diamond Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2012 – Present

  • Graduate Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2012 – Present

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor, “War and the Middle East Through Graphic Novels,” Morgan State University, Spring 2019

  • Instructor, “History of the Modern Middle East,” Morgan State University, Spring 2019

  • Instructor, “Gender and French Empire Through Film,” Morgan State University, Fall 2019

  • Instructor, “Women in the Middle East,” Morgan State University, Fall 2019

  • Instructor, "Introduction to the African Diaspora," Morgan State University, Fall 2018 - Present

  • Instructor, "Exchanges and Migrations in the Modern Mediterranean," Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2017

  • Instructor, "Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth Century European Empires," Johns Hopkins University, Fall 2016

  • Summer Teaching Institute, Johns Hopkins University

  • Teaching Assistant, "Europe in the World, 1789 to the present," Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2014

  • Humanities Instructor, The Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, Summer 2009

  • Teaching Assistant, French Summer Immersion, Sidwell Friends School, Bethesda, MD, Summer 2009

INVITED LECTURES

  • “Twentieth Century Muslim Feminisms,” Guest Lecture, Bucknell University, March 2019

  • “Success on the Academic Market in Humanities,” Johns Hopkins University, September 2018

  • "Rethinking Islam & Gender: History, War, and Women in Peril," Alley Cat Books, July 2018

  • "Hats and Hijabs in Algeria and Turkey," Ottoman History Podcast, January 2018

  • "Global 1968," Guest Lecture for "America in the 1960s," Pennsylvania State University, November 2017

  • "The Rise of Secular Modernity in Turkey and its Echoes Across the Muslim World," United States Department of State, Washington, D.C., May 2017

LANGUAGES

  • Arabic

  • Farsi

  • French

  • Spanish

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Historical Association

  • American Institute for Maghrib Studies

  • Middle Eastern Studies Association

  • Society for French Historical Studies

  • French Colonial Historical Society

  • African Studies Association (member of Women's Caucus)

  • Islam in Africa Studies Group

  • Coordinating Council for Women in History

  • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians