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New Texts Out Now: Laurie A. Brand, Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria

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Laurie A. Brand, Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Laurie Brand (LB): Although I am a political scientist by training, I have a long-standing interest in language study and in the use and misuse of language. While I was working on my previous book on the relationship between sending states and their expatriates (Citizens Abroad: States and their ...

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Laurie A. Brand

 

Laurie A. Brand is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor of international relations and Middle East studies at the University of Southern California. She is a past president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (2004), currently chairs its Committee on Academic Freedom, and directs USC’s Middle East Studies Program. A four-time Fulbright scholar to the Middle East and North Africa, a Carnegie Scholar 2008-10, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident Scholar in fall 2012, she is the author of Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution Building and the Search for State (Columbia, 1988); Jordan’s Inter-Arab Relations: The Political Economy of Alliance Making (Columbia, 1994); Women, the State and Political Liberalization (Columbia, 1998); Citizens Abroad: States and Migration in the Middle East and North Africa (Cambridge, 2006), and Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria (Stanford, 2014).