Georgetown University B.S.F.S. 1972 (BS Foreign Service)
Georgetown University M.A. 1978 (History)
École des Hautes Études en Sciences
Sociales/Collège de France, Paris 1976-77; 1979-80; 1981-82
American University in Cairo 1979 (Arabic)
University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. 1988 (History)
University of Virginia - Adjunct Professor, 1987-1988
University of Virginia - Assistant Professor, 1988-1993
University of Virginia - Associate Professor, 1993-1994
University of Arizona - Associate Professor, 1995-2008
University of Arizona - Full, 2009 -
Awards and Fellowships
[With Charles D. Smith] The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents. Oxford University Press, August 2013.
First Middle East Studies Association 2013 Undergraduate Education Award
Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. [paperback edition, 2012]
2011 Alf A. Heggoy Book Prize, French Colonial Historical Society.
2011 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Award for Best Subsequent Book
2013 L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize
Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. [paperback edition, 1997]
1995 Albert Hourani Book Award, the Middle East Studies Association.
1995 Alf A. Heggoy Book Prize, French Colonial Historical Society.
1995 Book Award, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Chapter in: Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources. Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry Katz, and Mary Elizabeth Perry, eds. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Collectively conferred 2011 Barbara Kanner Book Prize, the Western Association of Women Historians.
Udall Center for Public Policy Fellowship, University of Arizona, 1999.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, the American University in Cairo, 2004.
Université de Provence/CNRS/Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l=Homme, Aix-en-Provence, Visiting Fellow, 2003.
National Humanities Center, North Carolina, Research Fellowship, 2004-2005.
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton, Fellow, 2009-2010.
Woodrow Wilson Research Center, Washington, DC, Research Fellow, Spring semester, 2012.
Endowed Visiting Chair in Women’s Studies and Humanistic Studies, Marquette University,
Fall semester, 2013.
Major Teaching Awards:
University of Virginia, Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1990.
University of Virginia, Adelle F. Robertson Teaching Award, Continuing Education, 1993.
University of Virginia First Annual T. Braxton Woody Teaching Award, 1994.
University of Arizona, SBS Most Distinguished Teacher in Graduate Level Courses, 2003.
American Historical Association, James Harvey Robinson Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History. Collectively awarded to the contributors to the World History Matters, Center for History and New Media Project, George Mason University, 2006-07.
American Historical Association, William Gilbert Award for Best Article on Teaching
History for my article entitled AAn Undergraduate and Graduate Colloquium in Social History and Biography in the Modern Middle East and North Africa,” 2009.
Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011, revised paperback, 2012.
[Reviews: Gillian Weiss in H-France Review, 11, 206 (September 2011); Kay Adamson, Reviews in History (spring/summer 2011) the Institute of Historical Research's electronic reviews journal, University of London; Neue Politische Literatur, Germany (2011); Arab Studies Journal (spring 2011); Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London; La vie des idées, 2012, Collège de France, Paris; review article, “Spazi mediterranei nel’Ottocento, Storica 52 (2012): 125-138; American Historical Review 117, 2 (2012): 476-78 [featured review]; Journal of African History 52, 2 (2011): 274-75; European Review of History, 6 (July 2012); Comparative Studies in Society and History (2012); Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History (2012); International Journal of Middle East Studies (2012).]
Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Edited Volumes/Special Issues
Co-editor, introduction, and chapter. Domesticating the Empire: Languages of Gender, Race, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism, 1830-1962. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Editor. North Africa, Islam, and the Mediterranean World from the Almoravids to the Algerian War. London: Frank Cass Publications, 2001. [also published as a special issue of the Journal of North African Studies (2001) 6, 5.]
Co-editor and introduction. French Historical Studies 27, 3 (summer 2004): 497-505. Special issue “Writing French Colonial Histories.”
Co-editor, introduction, and chapter. Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image. Los Angeles and Seattle: The Getty Research Institute and the University of Washington Press, 2009.
Co-editor and introduction, “Fathers and Daughters in Islam.” Special issue of the Journal of
Persianate Studies 4, 1 (2011).
Editor and introduction, “Maghribi Histories in the Modern Era.” Special issue of the
International Journal of Middle East Studies 44, 4 (November 2012).
Co-author, The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2013.
Author and editor, A History of North Africa in the Modern Period. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2015.
Chapters: Edited Volumes
"Saints, Mahdis, and Arms: Religion and Resistance in Nineteenth-Century North Africa." In Islam, Politics, and Social Movements, ed. Edmund Burke III and Ira Lapidus, 60-80. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
"Between Cairo and the Algerian Kabylia: The Rahmaniya Tariqa, 1715-1800." In Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination, ed. Dale F. Eickelman and James Piscatori, 200-16. London: Routledge and Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
"The House of Zainab: Female Authority and Saintly Succession in Colonial Algeria." In Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries In Sex and Gender, ed. Nikki R. Keddie and Beth Baron, 254-274. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
“The 'Passionate Nomad' Reconsidered: A European Woman in l’Algérie Française
(Isabelle Eberhardt, 1877-1904).” In Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance
, ed. Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, 61-78. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
"The Shaykh and His Daughter: Coping in Colonial Algeria." In Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East
, ed. Edmund Burke III, 145-163. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. [2nd
revised, expanded edition, 2007]
"The Man With Two Tombs: Muhammad ibn cAbd al-Rahman, Founder of the Algerian Rahmaniya, c. 1715-1798." In Manifestations of Sainthood in Islam, ed. Grace Martin Smith and Carl W. Ernst, 147-169. Istanbul: Isis Press, 1994.
"The Colonial Gaze: Sex and Gender in the Discourses of French North Africa." In Franco- Arab Encounters
, ed. L. Carl Brown and Matthew Gordon, 201-228. Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 1996.
"La femme arabe
: Women and Sexuality in France's North African Empire." In Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic Society
, ed. Amira El Azhary Sonbol, 52-63. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
“The Maghrib and the Mediterranean World in the Nineteenth Century: Illicit Exchanges, Migrants, and Social Marginals." In The Maghrib in Question
, ed. Kenneth J. Perkins and Michel Le Gall, 222-249. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1997.
"A Woman Without Her Distaff: Gender, Work, and Handicraft Production in Colonial North Africa." In A Social History of Women and the Family in the Middle East
, ed. Margaret Meriwether and Judith Tucker, 25-62. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999.
“Islam, Gender, and Identities in the Making of French Algeria, 1830-1962.” In Domesticating The Empire: Languages of Gender, Race, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism, 1830-1962
, ed. Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda, 154-174. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1998.
“Envisioning Knowledge: Educating the Muslim Woman in Colonial North Africa, 1850-1918.” In Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki Keddie
, ed. Beth Baron and Rudi Matthee, 99-118. Los Angeles: Mazda Press, 2000.
“Gender in the City: the Medina of Tunis, 1850-1881.” In Africa’s Urban Past
, ed. David M. Anderson and Richard Rathbone, 189-204. Oxford: Currey, 2000.
“Europe and Its Social Marginals in 19th-Century Mediterranean North Africa.” In Outside in: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East
, ed. Eugene Rogan, 149-182. London: I. B. Tauris, 2002.
“Exemplary Women and Sacred Journeys: Women and Gender in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from Late Antiquity to the Eve of Modernity.” In Women’s History in Global
, ed. Bonnie G. Smith, 92-144. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
(Also published separately as a pamphlet [52-pages] in the series, “Women and Gender in
Global Comparative Perspective.” Washington, DC: The American Historical
“Women on the Move: Gender and Social Control in Tunis, 1815-1870.” In Femmes en villes
, ed. Dalenda Larguèche, 209-237. Tunis: Centre de Publications Universitaires, 2006.
“Algeria as mère-patrie
: Algerian Expatriates in Tunisia, c. 1830-1914,” In Identity, Memory and Nostalgia: France and Algeria, 1800-2000
, ed. Patricia Lorcin, 3-17. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2006.
“Trans-Sea Displacements and Problems of Legal Pluralism in the 19th
-Century Mediterranean.” In The Mediterranean World: The Idea, the Past and the Present
, ed. Eyub Ozveren and Oktay Ozel, 125-43. Ankara: University of Ankara Press, 2006. [also published in Turkish]
“Changing Perspectives on Colonialism and Imperialism: Women, Gender, Empire.” Historians and Historiography of the Modern Middle East
, ed. Israel Gershoni and Amy Singer, 70-100. Seattle, Wash: University of Washington Press, 2006.
“L’Éducation des jeunes filles Musulmanes en Tunisie: Missionaires religieux et laïques.” In Le Pouvoir du Genre: Laïcités et Religions 1905-2005
, ed. Florence Rochefort, 127-143. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2007.
“Making It in Pre-Colonial Tunis: Migration, Work, and Poverty in a Mediterranean Port-City, c. 1815-1870.” In Subalterns and Social Protest
, ed. Stephanie Cronin. 213-236. London: Routledge, 2007.
“La Question de la femme.” In Le siècle de Germaine Tillion
, ed. Todorov Tzvetan, 239-250.
Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2007.
“Exoticism, Erasures, and Absence: The Peopling of Algiers, 1830-1900.” In Walls of
Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image, ed. Zeynep Çelik, Julia
Clancy-Smith, and Frances Terpak, 19-61. Los Angeles: the Getty Research Institute and Seattle:
University of Washington Press, 2009.
“Passages: Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi et une communauté méditerranéenne de pensé (1800-1890).”
In Réformes de l’état et réformismes au Maghreb (XIXe-XXe siècles), ed. Odile Moreau, 161-
196. Paris: Editions L’Harmattan, 2010.
“Where Elites Meet: Harem Visits, Sea-Bathing, and Sociabilities in Pre-Colonial Tunisia.” In
Harem Histories: Envisioning Places and Living Spaces, ed. Marilyn Booth, 177-210. Durham:
Duke University Press, 2010.
“Locating Women as Migrants in a Mobile World.” In Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources
, ed. Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry Katz, and Mary Elizabeth Perry, 35-55. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
“Ruptures? Expatriate Communities, Legal Pluralism, and Education in Husaynid-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1870-1914.” In Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam
, ed. Veit Bader, Annelies Moors, and Marcel Maussen, 65-88. University of Amsterdam Press, 2011.
“Muslim Princes and Catholic Missionaries in a Pre-colonial State: Tunisia, c. 1840-1881.” In
In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World
, ed. J. P. Daughton and Owen White, 109-128. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
“From Sidi Bouzid to Sidi Bou Sa`id: A Longue Durée
Approach to the Tunisian
Revolutions, c. 1900-2012.” In The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East, ed. Mark L. Haas and David W. Lesch, 13-34. Boulder: Westview Press, 2012.
“Islam and the French Empire in North Africa.” In Islam and Empire
, ed. David Motadel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 [Past and Present
Of Seas, Coasts, and Interiors: Historical Reflections on the Tunisian Revolutions.
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Occasional Papers, 2014 [published as a separate booklet].
"In the Eye of the Beholder: The North African Sufi Orders and the Colonial Production of Knowledge, 1830-1900." Africana Journal 15 (1990): 220-57.
"A Visit to a Tunisian Harem." Journal of Maghrebi Studies
1-2, 1 (Spring 1993): 43-49.
“ La Révolte de Bu Ziyan en Algérie, 1849.” Mahdisme et millénarisme en Islam.
Special issue Revues des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée
nos. 91-94 (2001): 181-208.
“L’École Rue du Pacha à Tunis: l’education de la femme arabe et la plus grande France (1900-1914).” Le Genre de la Nation.
Special issue, Clio: Histoire, Femmes, Société
12 (Decembre 2000): 33-55.
“Women, Gender and Migration along a Mediterranean Frontier: Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1815-c.1870.” Gender and History
17, 1 (April 2005): 62-92.
“Le regard colonial: Islam, genre et identités dans L’Algérie Française.” Nouvelles Questions Féministes
[Laussane] 25, 1 (2006): 25-40.
“André Raymond, 1925-2011,” Review of Middle East Studies
45, 2 (Winter 2011): 295-297.
“Germaine Tillion: A Twentieth-Century Life in World History.” Special issue France/Francophone World in World History, The World History Bulletin
26, 1 (spring 2010): 31-35.
“Making a Living in Pre-colonial Tunisia: The Sea, Contraband and Other Illicit Activities, c. 1830–1881.” A Colonial Sea: the Mediterranean, 1798–1956/ Une mer coloniale: la méditerranée de 1798 à 1956
. Special issue, European Review of History/ Revue européenne d'histoire
19, 1 (2012): 93-112.
“From Household to School Room: Women, Trans-Mediterranean Networks, and Education in
North Africa.” In French Mediterraneans: Transnational and Imperial Histories, ed. Patricia
Lorcin and Todd Shepard. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
“A View from the Water’s Edge: Greater Tunisia, France, and the Mediterranean before Colonialism, c. 1700-1840.” France and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern World
. Special issue, French History
Pedagogical and State of the Art Essays
"The World at War: The Arab Role in the World Wars." In Arab World Almanac 2, 2 (Winter 1991): 5-9.
"The Middle East in World History." World History Bulletin
9, 2 (Fall-Winter 1992): 30-34.
Co-editor of special issue of Community College Humanities Review
(August 1997), “Studies in Islamic History and Cultures.” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, The University of Arizona, 1996.
[In Italian] “Women’s History: Where We Are.” Genesis
[Rome] 11, 2 (2003): 238-42.
“Notions of Collaboration and Empire Revisited.” Comparative Studies of South Asia & Africa and the Middle East
24, 1 (February 2004): 123-27.
“The Intimate, the Familial, and the Local in Trans-National Histories of Gender.” Journal of
, 18, 2 (2006): 174-83.
“An Undergraduate and Graduate Colloquium in Social History and Biography in the Middle
East and North Africa.” In Teaching Life Writing Texts, ed. Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes,
233-38. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press/MLA, 2008.
Review Essay: Thomas, Martin, editor and introduction. The French Colonial Mind. Vol. I: Mental Maps of Empire and Colonial Encounters. Vol II: Violence, Military Encounters, and Colonialism. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. In Contemporary French Civilization [UK] 38, 1 (2013): 97-102.
“Carthage: Gateway to the World beyond the Mediterranean (c. 800 BCE -700 CE).” In Places of Encounters: Time, Place, and Connectivity in World History, ed. Aran MacKinnon. 2 vols. 1: 91-110. Boulder: Westview Press, 2012.
“Algiers: From Ottoman Port to French Colonial Metropolis (c. 1800-1954).” In Places of Encounters: Time, Place, and Connectivity in World History
, ed. Aran MacKinnon. 2 vols. 2: 141-160, Boulder: Westview Press, 2012.
“The Middle East and North Africa in World History: The Past Decade.” In Ross E. Dunn, The World History Reader
, completely revised edition. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
"Halide Edib Adivar." In Great Lives from History: Twentieth Century, 915-19. Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 1990.
"Naguib Mahfouz." In Great Lives from History: Twentieth Century
, 1411-16. Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 1990.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
: four articles: "Kabylia," "Baraka," "Mawlay," and "Ahmad al-c
Alawi." Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
“Islamic Anti-colonial Revolts of the 19th Century.” In Jack Goldstone, ed., The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions
, 260-263. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998.
“Women and Islam in Africa.” Encyclopedia of Women and World Religions
. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1(1998): 500-503.
“Albert Memmi and The Pillar of Salt.” In African Literature and Its Times, ed. Joyce Moss, 337-346. Los Angeles, CA.: Moss Publication Group, 2000.
“The Economic History of North Africa,” Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 3 (2003): 419-21.
to early 20th
Centuries.” In Methodologies, Paradigms and Sources
Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
, ed. Suad Joseph. 6 vols. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1
“Women, Gender, and Missionary Education: North Africa.” Economics, Education
Mobility and Space
. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
, ed. Suad Joseph. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 4 (2006): 283-85.
“Women in North Africa, 1750-present.” [4,000 plus words] Encyclopedia of Women in World
. 5 vols. 3:132-33. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Three entries: ABin Shaykh, Tawhida,@ volume 1: 240; ABouhired, Djamila,@ volume 1: 262; and ADjebar, Assia,@ volume 2: 132-33. New Encyclopedia of Africa. New York: Scribner=s, 2008.
ADjamila Bouhired.@ Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
, 1: 251-52. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2008.
“Algeria, 1750-present.” [4,000 words] Encyclopedia of the Modern World
. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2008.
“Ahmad Bey,” 3rd
edition of Encyclopedia of Islam
. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2008. Volume 3: 98-102.
Seven entries for Dictionary of African Biography
. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Jaza=iri `Abd al-Qadir al- (1808-1883).” Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought
Princeton University Press, 2012, 87-89.
"Mediterranean Historical Migrations: An Overview" [11,000 words]. Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
, 5 vols., ed. Emmanuel Ness, London: Wiley Blackwell 2013.
“Zaynab bint Muhammad.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women
. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2013. [The OEIW won the annual 2013 prose award for reference work in the Humanities and Social Sciences.]
Reprints, Second Editions, and Excerpted Material
Composed the sections on women in North Africa for the 2nd edition of Women in the Middle East and North Africa, ed. Guity Nashat and Judith Tucker. Restoring Women to History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
Rebel and Saint
. Excerpted in Alice L. Conklin and Ian C. Fletcher, eds., European Imperialism, 1800-1930: Climax and Contradictions
. Problems in European Civilization. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999, pages 197-204.
“The Shaykh and His Daughter.” Excerpted in Robert Tignor, et. al., Worlds Together, Worlds
Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present
. New York:
“The ‘Passionate Nomad’ Reconsidered: A European Woman in L’Algérie Française
Eberhardt, 1877-1904)." In Genealogies of Orientalism: History, Theory, Politics, edited by
Edmund Burke III and David Prochaska. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.
Wrote sections of Mediterranean Passages: Readings from Dido to Derrida, eds. Miriam Cooke,
Erdag Göknar, and Grant Parker. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
[From French to English]
Dalenda Larguèche, “The Mahalla
: the Origins of Beylical Sovereignty in Ottoman
Tunisia during the Early Modern Era.” In Julia Clancy-Smith, ed. North Africa, Islam, and the Mediterranean World, 105-116. London: Frank Cass Publications, 2001.
Abdelhamid Larguèche, AThe City and the Sea: Evolving Forms of Mediterranean
Cosmopolitanism in Tunis, c. 1700-1881.@ In, Clancy-Smith, North Africa, 117-128.
Select/Recent Book Reviews [Over forty-five book and film reviews]
Roger Benjamin, Orientalist Aesthetics: Art, Colonialism, and French North Africa, 1800-1930
. University of California Press, 2003. On-line book review, H-France, summer 2003.
Film Review: “Noyé par Balles” [“Drowning in Bullets”] (France and Algeria) 1992, 52 min. Dir. Philip Brooks, Producer Alan Hayling. Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 37, 2 (2003): 302-03.
Tal Shuval, La ville d’Algier vers la fin du XVIIIe siècle: Population et cadre urbain, Series CNRS Histoire. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2002. International Journal of Middle East Studies 36 (2004): 296-97.
Christian Windler’s La Diplomatie comme expérience de l’autre: Consuls Français au
. Geneva: Droz, 2002. The Journal of Modern History
77, 1 (2005):197-99.
Richard C. Keller, Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa. Chicago: The
University of Chicago Press, American Historical Review 113, 3 (2008): 947-49.
Marnia Lazreg, Torture and the End of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad. Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2008. Review of Middle East Studies 43, 1 (summer 2009): 208-210.
Judith Scheele, Village Matters: Knowledge, Politics, and Community in Kabylia.
Suffolk UK: James Currey, 2009. International Journal of African Historical Studies 43, 1 (2010): 202-04.
Spencer D. Segalla, The Moroccan Soul: French Education, Colonial Ethnology, and
Muslim Resistance, 1912-1956
. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. Review of Middle East Studies
44, 1 (Summer 2010): 123-25.
Matthew Connelly, L’arme secrete du FLN: Comment de Gaulle a perdu la guerre d’Algérie
La vie des idées
online revue, summer 2013, Collège de France, Paris.
Allan Christelow, Algerians Without Borders : the Making of a Global Frontier Society. The
University Press of Florida, 2012. International Journal of Middle East Studies 45, 3 (July
Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard, Freedom Papers: an Atlantic Odyssey in the age of
Emancipation (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012). Comparative Studies in Society and History [in press].
Websites and Other Creative Products:
Social Science Research Council, British Council, and Mellon Foundation “Our Shared Past-the Mediterranean,” Program in Curricular Development and Research for teachers and teaching. Under the auspices of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (AVACGIS), George Mason University assembled a team of Mediterranean historians from the U.S., Europe, Turkey, and North Africa as well as world history curriculum developers to create resources, including six major modules, for teaching about the role of the Mediterranean as a commercial and cultural ecosystem from pre-history to the present as well as lesson materials on the present and prospects for the future.
Document-Based History of Women in Modern North Africa: @World History Matters, the Center for History and New Media Project, George Mason University, Women in World History project. I contributed a curriculum module entitled “Women in North African History, 19th-20th centuries.” [14 documents translated from French and Arabic, commentary, introductions, and teaching guide] http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh; my module can be accessed at: http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/lessons/lesson9/lesson9
Photographs: Numerous photographs taken of North Africa have been selected for the competitive annual Center for Middle East Studies (UA) photo exhibits.
Work in Progress
“’Barbary Coasts’: How Mediterraneans Came to Be.” In Re-imagining the Mediterranean, ed. Judith Tucker. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015.
Translations into Arabic of Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904) and into French of Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900.
Texbook: A History of North Africa from Carthage to the ‘Arab Spring’. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Monograph: From Household to School Room to Post-Colonial State: Educating and Schooling
North Africa, c. 1840-1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, UK.
Monograph: Women Travel the Mediterranean: Gender, Mobilities, and Distance.
Select Scholarly Presentations
“Algeria as Mère-Patrie: Algerian >Expatriates= in Tunisia, c. 1830-1914,” annual meeting, Society for French Colonial History, Toulouse, France, May 2003.
“Women and Gender along a Migratory Frontier,” international conference of the European Commission/EU, Antakya, Turkey, 2003.
“New Approaches to the Study of Merchant Cities: 19th-Century Tunis,” Centre of Modern Oriental Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, 2003.
“Women’s History: Where We Are,” Terzo Congresso, Societa Italiana Delle Storiche, Firenze, Italia, 2003.
“Intinéraires Méditerranéens: Migrations, Banissements, Expulsions,” Université de Provence/CNRS/Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l=Homme, Aix-en-Provence, 2003.
“Women and Gender Along a Mediterranean Migratory Frontier: Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1815-1870” and “Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East and North Africa,” American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2004.
“North Africa and the Mediterranean.” Stanford University, Humanities Center, Mellow Workshops, French Historical-Cultural Studies Group, 2004.
“The Peopling of Algiers: Exoticism, Erasures, and Absence, c. 1830-1900.” Workshop and
Conference, “The Walls of Algiers: Artistic, Cultural, and Urban Forms in the Colonial and Post-colonial City.” Getty Research Institute & Museum, Los Angeles, 2004.
“Writing French Colonial Histories,” annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, 2004.
“Women, Gender, and Migration in 19th-century North Africa,” Duke University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill African Studies Seminar, 2004.
“Crimes of the Heart and Other Offenses: Women, Gender, and Legal Pluralism in Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1830-1881,” annual meeting, American Historical Association, Philadelphia, 2006.
“Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi, a Mediterranean Odyssey,” Itineraries in the Muslim Mediterranean Lecture Series, Department of History and The Center for World History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006.
“Where Elites Meet: Sea-Bathing & Thermal Cures in Nineteenth-Century Tunisia,” annual meeting, Society for French Historical Studies, University of Illinois, 2006.
“Religious Missions, Secular Missionaries, and Muslim Girls' Education in Tunisia, c. 1840 1914,” annual meeting, French Colonial Historical Society, Dakar, Senegal, 2006.
“Histories of Migration in Tunisia,” Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis, Tunisia, 2006.
“Reflections on Doing Colonial Histories.” National History Center & Mellon Foundation, Decolonization Seminar, Library of Congress, 2006.
“Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi and a Mediterranean Community of Thought, c. 1820-1890.” Center for Historical Studies and the Miller Center for the Study of Religion, the University of Maryland, College Park, 2007.
“Where Elites Meet: Harem Visits, Sea-Bathing, and Sociabilities in Tunisia, c. 1830-1881,"
Caspar annual endowed lecture, Marquette University, 2008.
“Narratives of Reform and Piety: Muslim Princes and Catholic Missionaries in Pre-Colonial Tunisia.” Panel organizer, 2008 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Minnesota, 2008.
“Ruptures? Expatriate Communities, Legal Pluralism, and Education in Husaynid-Colonial
Tunisia, c. 1870-1914,” international workshop, Changes in Colonial and Post-Colonial
Governance of Islam. Continuities and Ruptures
. Leiden: Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, 2008.
“The Trial of Giovanna Tellini, Tunis, 1868: Honor and Dishonor in the Historical Record,”
presidential panel, Social Science History Association, annual meeting, Miami, 2008.
“Where Elites Meet: Harem Visits, Sea-Bathing, and Sociabilities in Tunisia, c. 1830-1881,"
Department of History Colloquium, Washington University, St. Louis, 2008.
“Women, Gender, and Migration in North African History,” University of Minnesota/University of Michigan, collaborative international workshop, “The Maghreb in the Twentieth Century,”
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University, Forum “Charting Change, Challenging
Power: Women Leaders in Muslim Contexts,” moderator of forum, 2009.
“Locating Female Migrants in the Mediterranean World,” Western Association of Women
Historians, annual meeting, University of Santa Clara, 2009.
J. P. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, International Colloquium, “Walls of Algiers:
Reconsidering the Colonial Archive” 2009, in conjunction with the exhibition Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City (May-October 2009).
Bellagio Center, Italy, international interdisciplinary conference, “Crimes of Honor in a Mobile
World, Past and Present,” 2009.
“Gendered Mobilities in World History,” American Historical Association, San Diego, 2010.
“Education in 19th-Century North Africa,” Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Dewey Seminar, Princeton, 2010.
“From Household to School Room: Women, Gender, and Biography in Local
Maghribi Modernities, c 1880-1956.” Florence/Montecatini Terme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Study, Italy, 11th Mediterranean Research Meeting, 2010.
“Locating Female Migrants in an Imperial World.” 8th European Social Science History
Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 2010.
“Muslim Princes and French Catholic Missionaries: Pre-Colonial Tunisia,” Institut Français, New York University, 2010.
Three lectures for the 46th annual endowed Furniss Lecture Series, Colorado State University,
“Muslim Princes and Catholic Sisters: How Gender Shaped Missionary Activity in 19th
North Africa,” History Department and Women’s Studies, University of California-Davis, 2011.
“Barbary Coasts,” Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, 2011.
“How Mediterraneans Came To Be,” History Symposium, University of California Los Angeles,
“Muslim Princes and Catholic Sisters: Missionaries as Migrants in 19th-Century North Africa,
Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, 2011.
“The Tunisian Revolution in Longue Durée Perspective,” annual endowed Khoury Lecture,
2012, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Women, Gender, and Colonial Education,” Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., 2012.
“Muslim Princes and Catholic Missionaries,” Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University, 2012.
“How Mediterraneans Came to Be,” Mellon-funded “World History from Below” Symposium, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, 2012.
“Women, Gender, and Missionaries,” Center for Middle East Studies, Michigan State University, 2012.
“Barbary Coasts,” French Colonial Historical Society annual meeting 2012, New Orleans, plenary session devoted to my book, Mediterraneans.
Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA, three-hour briefing for diplomats posted to North Africa and Middle East, 2012.
“North Africa and trans-Mediterranean Migrations,” National History Center, Washington,
“Reflections on the Tunisian on the Revolutions,” annual meeting of the American Historical
Association, New Orleans, 2013, co-sponsored by the National History Center.
“Mediterraneans,” George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2013.
“How Mediterraneans Came to Be,” 41st Endowed Skotheim Lecture, Whitman College, 2013.
““From Sidi Bou Zid to Sidi Bou Sa`id: A Longue Durée Approach to the Tunisian
Revolutions,” annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Boston, 2013.
“From Carthage to Colonization,” annual symposium, Georgetown University, 2013.
“How Something Called ‘Democracies’ Might Have Come to the “Muslim” Mediterranean,”
Oxford University/Columbia University symposium, NYC, 2013 [paper read for me].
“Coastalization: A Long-Term Historical Look at the North African Revolutions,” Department
of History, Northern Illinois University, 2013.
Commentator, “Public and Private Spaces and the Maghrib Spring,” and “Entangled Histories:
Experiencing Modernity in the Maghrib,” annual meeting of the Middle East Studies
“Revolutions: Women and the ‘Arab Spring’ in North Africa,” annual endowed Boheim Lecture
Marquette University, 2013.
“Mediterraneans and After Thoughts,” Stanford University Humanities Center, 2014.
Select Grants, Summer Institutes, and International Conferences
NEH, Summer Institute, World History, University of California, Santa Cruz,
NEH, Grant-writer and co-director, Summer Institute, Islam and Cultural Studies, University of
University of Arizona, Research Professorship, 1996, 2003.
Organizer of international conference, “The Maghrib in World History,” Université de Tunis I,
American Institute for Maghreb Studies, Tunis, Tunisia, 1998.
American Philosophical Society, Research Grants, 1999 and 2000.
NEH, Summer Institute, “Architecture for World History,” K-12 teachers, San Diego State
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2004-05.
Mellon/AHA/National History Center, international interdisciplinary seminar,
“Decolonization and the End of Empire” Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2006.
Spencer Foundation Research Grant, 2008.
Select National Service
Advanced Placement, World History College Board member, ETS, Princeton, 2003-2004.
Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures,
international editorial board, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 2003-2006.
Journal of the Muslim World
[Hartford Seminary], editorial board.
Middle East Studies Association (elected), Nominating Committee, 2003.
Board of Editors, Journal of Women’s History, 2004-2012.
American Historical Association, Committee on Committees, 2004-2006.
National Endowment for the Humanities, University of New Mexico, Faculty Development Program in Islam and Islamic Societies, 2002-2003.
American Institute of Maghreb Studies, national dissertation workshop committee, 2006.
African Biographies Project, Oxford University Press, Editorial Board, 2008-2012.
Editorial Board the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 2010-
Editorial Board, Mediterranean Studies Series, Palgrave, 2011-
Editorial Board, Cambridge University Press (UK), Middle East/North Africa series.
American Historical Association, program committee, 2012-2014.
Social Science Research Council and British Council, two-year international curricular
collaboration, “Our Shared Past Program,” K-12 curricular reform, 2012-2014 on
Mediterranean Histories, c. 1,000 BCE-today.
Book Manuscript Evaluator
University of California Press; Indiana University Press;
Stanford University Press; Bedford Books, St Martin=s Press; Cambridge University Press, UK;
Houghton Mifflin; Duke University Press; Ohio University Press; Routledge; University
of Minnesota Press; University of Washington Press; Oxford University Press; University of
Comparative Studies in Society and History
; Middle East Journal
; International Journal of African Historical Studies
; Journal of African History
; The Oral History Review
; Gender and History
; International Journal of Middle East Studies
; Canadian Journal of History/
Annales canadiennes d'histoire
; American Historical Review
; Journal of the History of Ideas
; French Historical Studies; Journal of Middle Eastern Women=s Studies
; Cultural Anthropology
; Journal of North African Studies
; Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes
; Journal of Modern History
; Journal of Women’s History
; Journal of Global History
; Journal of Military History
; Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
[London]; Annales canadiennes d'histoire
; Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.
Hist/NES 381: Comparative Muslim Societies, c. 400 CE - present.
Hist 498 Honors: Life Stories and the Arts of Biography [historical methods]
Hist 400/500: Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East & North Africa, c. 1800-present
Hist 400/500: Women and the Literatures of Identity in the Modern Middle East and
North Africa, c. 1800-present
Hist 400/500: A History of Migrations in the Modern Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean World, c. 1800-present
Hist 400/500: Identities and the City in North Africa and the Mediterranean World, c.
1800 - present
Hist 695E: Women, Gender, and Empire in Comparative Perspective, c. 1750-1962
Hist 696O: Seminar in Comparative History, “Modern Mediterranean Empires.”
Hist 695: France’s North African Empire, c. 1800 - 1962
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