Dr. Maha Habib
Dr. Maha Habib Associate Professor
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Education
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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Maha Habib received an MA in English from York University Canada, and a Doctorate of Philosophy with a specialization in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter. She has worked at prestigious Canadian universities, and is now a proud member of the academic community at Khalifa University. Dr. Habib specializes in postcolonial, cultural and literary studies, with special interest in Arab and Islamic Studies, modern Arabic literature, culture and thought. Dr. Habib's research is interdisciplinary focusing on social, cultural and political assessments and analyses. Dr. Habib has taught a wide-range of courses, is a reviewer and editor for international academic journals, and has given numerous talks. She has authored various works, and a most recent book titled Muslim Identities and Modernity: the Transformation of Egyptian Culture, Thought and Literature.

Education
  • MA English, York University, Canada
  • PhD Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK
Teaching Areas
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Arab Studies
Research Interests
  • Postcolonial social & cultural change and development
  • Arab & Muslim culture, identity and thought in the Modern period
  • Women, Islam and Gender in the Middle East
  • The Palestinian-Israeli conflict