M.A. History, UCLA; M.A. Middle Eastern Studies, Texas; B.A. History, UC San Diego
Modern Middle East and Early Modern Ottoman History
Sufi Orders in Modern Egypt; Late Ottoman Modernity; Egyptian Muslim Brothers
Grants and Awards
Critical Language Scholarship, Ankara, Turkey, U.S. Department of State, 2012
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, 2011.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship, Ottoman and Modern Turkish, Cunda, Turkey, summer 2011.
Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Fellowship, American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), summer 2011 (declined).
Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship, Modern Turkish, Bogazici University, summer 2010.
Critical Language Scholarship, Turkey, U.S. Department of State, 2010 (declined).
Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCLA, 2009-2014.
Critical Language Scholarship, Oman, U.S. Department of State, 2008.
Winston Churchill Scholarship, UT-Austin, 2008.
Turkish Studies Scholarship, UT-Austin, 2008.
McNair Scholar Graduate Fellowship, UT-Austin, 2007.
Outstanding Achievement in Arabic Language Award, American University in Cairo, 2007.
Critical Language Needs Enhancement Scholarship, Egypt, U.S. Department of State, 2006.
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, Egypt, U.S. Department of State, 2006.
Richard and Fern Erion Scholarship, 2006.
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaleurate Scholarship, 2005.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship, 2005-2008.
UC President's Washington D.C. Scholarship, 2004.
"Sufis, Bakris, and Pashas: The Bureaucratization of Sufi Orders in Nineteenth-Century Cairo," paper presented at the Western Ottomanists' Workshop (WOW), Walla Walla, April 28, 2012 and the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Denver, November 18, 2012.
"'Waves in the Sea of Change': Liberalism, Civic Culture, and the Egyptian Blogosphere (2004-2009)," paper presented at the conference "Islam, Citizenship, and New Media in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Egypt," Cairo, Dec. 18, 2011, and the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, San Diego, November 20, 2010.
"The Education of Fakhri al-Barudi: Modernization, Hybridity, and Discipline (1902-1908)," paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Boston, November 23, 2009.
"Nationalism and Islamism: Disentangling the Memoirs of a Muslim Brother," paper presented at the conference, "Mirror Images: Challenges for Arab and Islamic Studies," Villanova, April 10, 2009.
"Reexamining Chinese Military Reforms From a Western Perspective (1911-1929)," paper presented at the 20th Annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Asheville, April 8, 2006, and the University of California, San Diego Summer Research Conference, La Jolla, August 11, 2005.
"Environmental Interest Group Politics and Democratization in Taiwan," paper presented at the University of California, San Diego Faculty Mentor Program Research Symposium, La Jolla, May 23, 2005.
"Military Education, Modernization, and Nationalism in the Late Ottoman Empire," at the 18th Annual University of California, San Diego Undergraduate Research Conference, La Jolla, May 21, 2005.
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