History of architectural preservation in the Middle East
Jews in the lands of Islam, Cairo Geniza
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.
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.