Book talk: 'The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt'


Monday, December 2, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series presents

Jennifer L. DerrJennifer L. Derr
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jennifer L. Derr is an associate professor of History at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Colonial and Post-colonial Middle Eastern history, environmental history, history of science, history of medicine, and critical geography. She received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, her M.A. in Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and her B.S. in Biological Sciences at Stanford University. Her publications include The Lived Nile: Environment, disease, and material colonial economy in Egypt (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019); “Labor-time: Ecological bodies and agricultural labor in 19th and early 20th-century Egypt” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 50 no. 2 (May 2018): 195-212; “The Dirty Subject of the First World War” International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 46 no. 4 (November 2014): 781-783; and “A Draft of the Colony: Historical Imagination and the Production of Agricultural Geography in British-Occupied Egypt”, In Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa, Edited by Edmund Burke III and Diana K. Davis, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2011.

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