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miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor Emerita of Arab Cultures and Professor of Duke University Center for International Studies

miriam cooke

My interests are in modern Arabic literature and contemporary Arab culture. I have written about war and gender in Arabic literature and film and also about Islamic feminism.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204 Erwin Road 203
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2312
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://miriamcooke.apostrophenow.com


Ph.D.University of Oxford (UK)1980
D.Phil.Oxford University1980
M.A.University of Edinburgh (Scotland)1971

Literature & Culture
Gender & Islam
Middle East & North Africa
Research Interests: 20th Century, Criticism, Feminist Theory, Comp Lit, and Arabic

Current projects: biography of Nazira Zayn al-Din

Arab cultural studies

Areas of Interest:

Arab world


Arab culture • Islam • gender

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Basima Shaheen  
  • Anna Levett  
  • Louis Yako  
  • • Yaqeen Fouad  
  • Yasmine Khayyat  
  • SherAli Tareen “Arabic Literature, Religion and Innovation” 2009 MA  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. cooke, M, Dancing in Damascus Creativity, Resilience, and the Syrian Revolution (October, 2016), pp. 154 pages, Routledge, ISBN 1315532913  [abs]
  2. cooke, M, Queens of Syria, South Writ Large (May, 2016)
  3. Wald, P, Foreword, in Arab Women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity through Writing (January, 2016), pp. v-viii, Palgrave Macmillan UK, ISBN 9781137521408 [doi]
  4. cooke, M, Nazira Zeineddine A Pioneer of Islamic Feminism, in Feminist Moments: Reading Feminist Texts, edited by Bruce, S; Smits, K (2016), pp. 115-123, Bloomsbury, ISBN 1851687696
  5. cooke, M, Women and the Arab Spring: A transnational feminist movement, in Women's Movements in the Post-Arab Spring North Africa, edited by Sadiqi, F (2016), pp. 31-44, Palgrave Macmillan

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