Department of History
Marwa Elshakry, Associate Professor, specializes in the history of science, technology, and medicine in the modern Middle East. She received her M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (2003) from Princeton. Her first book, entitled Reading Darwin in Arabic, was published in 2013 by the University of Chicago Press.
Among her publications are 'When Science became Western: historiographical reflections', Isis, 101:1 (March 2010), 98-109, Elshakry and Sujit Sivasundaram, eds., Science, Race and Imperialism [Victorian Literature and Science series: vol. 6], [Pickering and Chatto, 2012], "The Exegesis of Science in Twentieth Century Arabic Interpretations of the Qur'an" in Jitse M. van der Meer and Scott Mandelbrote (eds), Interpreting Nature and Scripture: History of a Dialogue (2009), "Knowledge in Motion: The Cultural Politics of Modern Science Translations in Arabic", Isis, (December 2008), "Darwinian Conversions: Science and Translation in Egypt and the Levant" in Anne-Marie Moulin (ed.), Modernité et modernisation dans l’Empire ottoman du XIXe siècle à nos jours (2008), and "The Gospel of Science and American Evangelism in Late Ottoman Beirut", Past and Present (August 2007).