Monday, April 7th, 2014
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St, NW, 6th Floor
Nancy Y. Reynolds is associate professor of History, with affiliated appointments in Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research concentrates on the cultural and social history of twentieth-century Egypt. Her first book, A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt, was published in 2012 by Stanford University Press and received 2013 Roger Owen Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association. Her work on Egyptian department stores and textiles has appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Women’s History, European Review of History, and Arab Studies Journal. A chapter on the rockscapes of the High Dam appeared in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa (Alan Mikhail, ed.; 2013). She is currently writing a new book, titled A New Pyramid: How the Aswan High Dam Built Postcolonial Egypt.