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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

Concentration: French Empire in North Africa

Exams passed with distinction in: Comparative Gender and Sexuality (Judith Walkowitz), Modern Europe and the World (Todd Shepard), British and French Colonialism in Africa (Pier Larson), and Comparative Racial Regimes (Nathan Connolly)

M.A, History, Johns Hopkins University, May 2014

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:

  • "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:

  • "The Regional to Solve the Local: References to Africa in Algerian Discussions About Women's Education," African Studies Association, November 2018
  • “Women in Public and Public Women: Labor, Mobility, and Sexuality 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

Panel Moderator:

  • “Postcolonial Masculinities,” at “La Sexualité et la VIème République/Sex and France Since 1958” conference, Johns Hopkins University, September 2013

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, "History of the Islamic World," Morgan State University, Fall 2018
  • Instructor, "Introduction to the African Diaspora," Morgan State University, Fall 2018
  • 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

  • "Rethinking Islam & Gender: History, War, and Women in Peril," Try Matriarchy, 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