The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents
Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern Middle East History, CMES; Professor of History, American University in Cairo
Khaled Fahmy is the Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He comes to Harvard from the American University in Cairo where he was the Head of the History Department there. Before AUC, Fahmy taught for five years at Princeton University, then for eleven years at New York University. His research interests lie in the social and cultural history of modern Egypt. Specifically, he has been conducting research in the Egyptian National Archives for the past twenty years on the history of law, medicine, urban planning, and public hygiene. He has published a book on the social history of the Egyptian army in the first half of the 19th century, All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 1997), a biography on Mehmed Ali entitled Mehmed Ali: From Ottoman Governor to Ruler of Egypt (Oneworld Publications, 2008), and a collection of articles on the history of law and medicine in 19th-century Egypt, The Body and Modernity, in Arabic (2004). His latest book, Bodies of Law: Science and Religion in Modern Egypt, is forthcoming from the University of California Press.
Sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan