I am a historian of the Modern Middle East and late Ottoman Empire from the late nineteenth into the twentieth centuries. I received my MA from Yale University in 2018 with a thesis exploring the domain of religious diplomacy between foreign missionaries in Egypt and their co-religionists.
My current research examines the transnational and inter-confessional encounters between Anglo-American ecumenists and Coptic and Muslim benevolent societies in Egypt from the late nineteenth century into the interwar period. I focus on the networks established through philanthropic societies and ecumenical organizations and how these relationships reconstituted new forms of lay participation, elite activism, and national belonging.
In addition to my academic work, I’m also a freelance writer on religion and politics in the modern Middle East, U.S. foreign policy in the region, and the Arab diaspora in the Americas.