Sherifa Zuhur is a scholar whose work addresses contemporary Islamist movements and their impact on gender politics, wars and conflict. She has published 17 books and monographs, mostly recently Saudi Arabia (Palgrave Macmillan). She received her Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History from UCLA, and has held academic appointments at the American University in Cairo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other institutions. Her current research concerns the trajectories of the Egyptian campaign in the Sinai Peninsula and the rebel groups in Syria. While at CMES she has published an article on Syria in the Contemporary Review of the Middle East and written an article with Marlyn Tadros, forthcoming in the next issue of Middle East
Policy. Sherifa is also an enthusiast of Arabic music who is playing with several local ensembles, and hopes to interact with UCB students with similar interests.


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