From the Editors
Vivian Ibrahim is Assistant Professor of History at the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi. She is the author of The Copts of Egypt: Challenges of Modernisation and Identity (I.B. Tauris, 2010) and co-editor of the forthcoming book Political Leaderships, Nations and Charisma. (Routledge, 2011). Her work has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has taught at several universities in the UK, including Birkbeck College and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where she was a Senior Teaching Fellow and is now a Research Associate. Between 2009 and 2010, she held a post-doctoral research position examining European-Muslim identities at University College, Cork, Ireland.
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