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Dr. Vivian Ibrahim
Croft Assistant Professor of History and International Studies

Vivian Ibrahim completed her PhD in 2009 in the History of the Modern Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She holds a BA in History from King's College London (2002) and an MSc in the History of International Relations (2003) from the London School of Economics. Ibrahim held a one-year post-doctoral research position examining European-Muslim identities at University College Cork, Ireland. She is also currently affiliated as a research associate at the London Middle East Institute (LMEI).

Ibrahim is the author of The Copts of Egypt: Challenges of Modernisation and Identity, (I.B. Tauris, 2010; second edition 2013) which was reviewed by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros-Boutros Ghali, as an "eloquent insight into the complexity and controversial dynamics of Egyptian inter-communal relations." She is also the co-editor of Political Leaderships, Nations and Charisma (Routledge, 2012). Other recent publications including articles can be found on her Academia.edu page.

Her main research interests include religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East, nationalism and political Islam. Ibrahim's current research project is a micro-history of Egyptian religious and political landscape in the 1940s. She is also interested in the contemporary Middle East, regularly commentating on the Arab uprisings on the BBC and other networks.

vibrahim at olemiss dot edu
Bishop 317
Office Phone
(662) 915-1991
Office Hours
After Inst 101 in Croft 211 or by appointment
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