Zeinab Abul-Magd is an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern history. She received her PhD in history and political economy from Georgetown University, in 2008, and her MA in Arab Studies and Islamic Law also from Georgetown University, in 2003. She received her B.S. in Political Science from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1996. She specializes in the socio-economic and military histories of the Middle East, from the rise of Islam until the present day.