Social and cultural history of the modern Middle East; Commerce and consumption in twentieth century Egypt; Urban and Environmental history
A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt, Stanford University Press, 2012.
“Entangled Communities: Interethnic Relationships among Urban Salesclerks and Domestic Workers in Egypt, 1927-1961,” The European Review of History/Revue européenne d’histoire, vol. 19, no. 1 (February 2012).
“Salesclerks, Sexual Danger, and National Identity in Egypt in the 1920s and 1940s,” Journal of Women’s History, vol. 23, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 63-88.
“National Socks and the ‘Nylon Woman’: Materiality, Gender, and Nationalism in Textile Marketing in Semicolonial Egypt, 1930-1956,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 43, no. 1 (February 2011): 49-74
“Sharikat al-Bayt al-Misri: Domesticating Commerce in Egypt, 1931-1956,” Arab Studies Journal, vol. 7.2/8.1 (Fall 1999/Spring 2000): 75-107.
“Economics: Advertising and Marketing: Egypt,” entry for Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume 4, Suad Joseph et al (eds.), Leiden: Brill, 2006, 118-120
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, January to December 2012, For the project “The Politics of Environment, Culture, and National Development in the Building of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt, 1956-1971”
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History, 2010, The American Historical Association
Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University.
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Research Fellowship for the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Women in the Modern Middle East
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Colonial Cities and the Making of Modernity
Shopping and Consumption: Historical Approaches
History of the Late Ottoman Middle East
Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Graduate Core Seminar: Social and Cultural History of the Modern Middle East
Beyond the Harem: Women, Gender, and Revolution in the Middle East