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miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor Emerita of Arab Cultures and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

miriam cooke
Office Location:  2204 Erwin Road Room 203, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Email Address:  send me a message
Web Page:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzHAB-hMzWA

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Oxford (United Kingdom) 1980
  • D.Phil. Oxford University 1980
  • M.A. University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 1971

Specialties:

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

She has travelled and researched in Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Syria. Her first book dealt with the writings of one of Egypt's leading intellectuals of the 20th century, Yahya Haqqi. Subsequently, her interests turned to the writings of women, especially those that deal with issues of war and gender in the postcolonial Arab world. Her recently published book, Women Claim Islam, analyzes the discourse of Islamic feminists.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Cooke, M. "Displacement, war, and exile in simone fattal's works and days." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 16:1 (January, 2020): 100-102. [doi]
  2. Cooke, M. "On Arabic: Reflections from Edinburgh University to Duke University." The Arabic Classroom: Context, Text and Learners  (April, 2019): 63-68. [doi]
  3. Cooke, M. "Murad vs. ISIS: Rape as a weapon of genocide." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 15:3 (January, 2019): 261-285. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Cooke, M. "Egyptian women's writings." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 13:1 (March, 2017): 69-70. [doi]
  5. Cooke, M. "Arab women writers 1980-2010." Arabic Literature for the Classroom: Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts  (January, 2017): 40-53. [doi]

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