miriam cooke – Editor
miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. She has been a visiting professor in Tunisia, Romania, Indonesia, Qatar, Dartmouth College and Turkey. She serves on national and international advisory boards, including academic journals and institutions. Her writings have focused on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and Arab women writers’ constructions of Islamic feminism. She has written about Arab cultural studies with a concentration on Syria, the Arab Gulf and the networked connections among Arabs. She is the author of several monographs that include War’s Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War (1988); Women and the War Story (1997); Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature (2001); Nazira Zeineddine: A Pioneer of Islamic Feminism (2010). She has co-edited several volumes, including Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (1990/2004) and Gendering War Talk (1993). Three of her books were named Choice Outstanding Academic Books. Several books and articles have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Dutch and German. Her most recent book project is entitled Dancing in Damascus: Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution (2017).