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Paula A. Sanders

Professor of History
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty Affiliate, Jewish Studies 
Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 
Faculty Affiliate, Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Email: sanders [] rice.edu Phone: X4002 Office: 315 Allen Center, MS-13

Education

  • Ph.D. Princeton University, 1984
  • B.A. Norhtwestern University, 1977

Areas of Interest

  • Women in the Islamic World
  • Classical Islamic culture
  • The Crusades

Research and Teaching

Dr. Sanders is currently on leave from the history department as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. She teaches occasionally. She does not teach in the graduate program.

Selected Publications

  • Creating Medieval Cairo: Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth-Century Egypt (The American University in Cairo Press, 2007)
  • A Mediterranean Society, vol. 6, with S. D. Goitein (California, 1993)
  • Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo (SUNY, 1994)
  • Travelers in the Middle East Archive (co-PI).  The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) is a digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


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Creating Medieval Cairo: Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth-Century
Egypt
(2008)
 
Ritual, Politics, and the Citiy in Fatimid Cairo (1994)

Curriculum Vitae

Current CV 

Links

Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Medieval Studies Program
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality