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PhD, Theological and Religious Studies, Georgetown University, 2019 (expected)

MA, Arabic Studies (Middle Eastern History), American University in Cairo, 2012
Title: “Kalam Allah: Muslim Interpretations of the Nature of Divine Speech in Theological and Historical Context”

Advanced Arabic language certificate, Qatar Scholarship Program administered by Georgetown University, 2009

BA, Linguistics, Near Eastern Studies (Arabic), Classics (Latin), Arabic minor, University of Arizona, 2008


2013-2014 Program Coordinator, Middle East Security Project and Middle East Initiative
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

2012-2013 Academic Director, Study Abroad Program, Center for International Learning
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman


2008 University of Arizona graduation Summa cum Laude and with Honors

2008 Outstanding Senior, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Outstanding Senior, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Richard A. Demers Award for Academic Excellence, Department of Linguistics

2007 Induction, Phi Beta Kappa

2007 Leila Fawaz Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper
Department of Arab and Islamic Studies, American University in Cairo

2003 Smith College Book Award, St. Gregory College Preparatory School


2009-2011 International Graduate Fellowship
Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo

2006 Springboard One-Room Schools for Egypt’s Girls Tuition Award and Fellowship

2008 Critical Language Scholarship, US Department of State, Arabic language (advanced), Dhofar University

2004-2008 Spirit of Discovery Scholarship and Provost Scholarship, University of Arizona


Center for International Learning
Research Methods (Fall 2012, Spring 2013). Instructor of record
Area Studies Seminar: Oman (Fall 2012, Spring 2013). Instructor of record

American University in Cairo, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations
Survey of Arab History (Spring 2012). Instructor of record
Islamic Institutions (Fall 2009, Fall 2010). Teaching assistant
On the Fringes of Society: Marginals in Islamic History (Fall 2010). Teaching assistant
Marriage and the Family in Islamic Society (Spring 2010). Teaching assistant
History from Below (Spring 2010). Teaching assistant


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