Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures
-- Duke University
miriam cooke is a scholar in Arabic literature, Arab cultures, and Islamic feminism. Her writings have focused on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and on Arab women writers' constructions of Islamic feminism. Her recent interests have turned to Arab cultural studies with a concentration on the Arab Gulf, Syria, and the networked connections among Arabs and Muslims around the world. She is author of numerous monographs including War's Other Voices (1988), Women and the War Story (1997), Women Claim Islam (2001), Dissident Syria (2007), Nazira Zeineddine (2010), and Tribal Modern (2014). She is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (2nd ed., 2005) and Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop (2006).