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

Vivian Ibrahim is a historian of the Modern Middle East and joined the University of Mississippi in 2011. She specializes in the history and politics of Egypt in the 19 and 20c.

Ibrahim’s current book project, “Détente Shows: Tutankhamun and the Global Cold War”, examines the intersection between cultural diplomacy and world heritage against the backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict and Cold War.

Ibrahim holds degrees from the University of London (PhD. School of Oriental and African Studies, 2009; MSc. London School of Economics; BA. King’s College). She held a one-year post-doctoral research position examining European-Muslim identities at University College Cork, Ireland and has taught at several universities in the United Kingdom.


The Copts of Egypt: Challenges of Modernisation and Identity, (I.B. Tauris, 2010; second edition 2013)


Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present,co-authored with Scharbrodt, Sakaranaho, Khan and Shanneik (University of Edinburgh Press, 2014)

Political Leaderships, Nations and Charisma, co-edited with Margit Wunsch (Routledge, 2012)

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vibrahim at olemiss dot edu
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