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.