Dr. Mary Ann Fay
Associate Professor; Honors Faculty; Graduate Faculty
Social and Cultural History of the Middle East; 18th and 19th-century Egypt; women and gender; the Modern Gulf
Ph.D. Georgetown Univ.
Undergraduate: History of the Islamic World; Historical Sources of Conflict in the Middle East; Modern Middle East; Feminist and Sexual Revolutions of the 20th Century; World History I & II (Honors)
Graduate: Oral History
- Unveiling The Harem: Elite Women and the Paradox of Seclusion in Eighteenth-Century Cairo (Syracuse UP, 2012). *2013 Honorable Mention from the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
- " '... and say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty': Teaching about Islam, Gender and the Law," in Roundtable on Using Legal Sources for Teaching Women's History, Journal of Women's History's (June 2010).
- "Counting on Kin: Women and Property in Eighteenth-Century Egypt," in Gender, Property and Law in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Communities in the Wider Mediterranean, 1300-1800, ed. J. Sperling and S.K. Wray (Routledge, 2009).
- "International Feminism and the Women's Movement in Egypt, 1904-1923: a Reappraisal of Categories and Legacies," in Family Ties and Ideational Changes in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia, ed. H. Rashad and K. Yount (Routledge, 2008).
- "From Concubines to Capitalists: Women, Property and Power in Eighteenth-Century Egypt," Journal of Women's History (Autumn 1998); anthologized in Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History, ed. T. Ballantyne and A. Burton (Duke UP, 2005).
- "From Warrior Grandees to Domesticated Bourgeoisie: the Transformation of the Elite Egyptian Household into a Western-style Nuclear Family," in Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property, Gender, ed. B. Doumani, Series on the Social and Economic History of the Middle East (SUNY Press, 2003).
- Editor, Auto/Biography and the Creation of Identity and Community in the Middle East (Palgrave, 2001).
- "Ottoman Women through the Eyes of Mary Wortley Montagu," in Unfolding the Orient: Travellers in the Near East and Egypt, eds. P. Starkey and J. Starkey (I.B Taurus & Co., 2000).
- "Women and Waqf: Towards a Reconsideration of Women's Place in the Mamluk Household," International Journal of Middle East Studies 29:1 (February 1997): 33-51.
- "Women and Waqf: Property, Power and the Domain of Gender in Eighteenth-Century Egypt," in Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Period, ed. M. Zilfi (E.J. Brill, 1997).
- "The Ties that Bound: Women and Households in Eighteenth-Century Egypt," in Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History, ed. A. Sonbol (Syracuse UP, 1996).
- "Was the Mamluk House a Home? Houses and Households in Eighteenth-Century Egypt," in Histoire economique et sociale de l'Empire ottoman et de la Turquie (1326-1960): Actes du sixieme congres international tenu a Aix-en-Provence du 1er au 4 juillet 1992), ed. D. Panzac (Collection Turcica, 1995).