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Lecture: Environmental disease in contemporary Egypt
November 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jennifer L. Derr, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Environmental disease in contemporary Egypt”
November 12 – 5:00pm – 404 Grinter Hall (Center for African Studies)
Jennifer L. Derr is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches courses in the history of the modern Middle East, Ottoman history, environmental history, world history, and post-colonial politics. She completed a Ph.D. in History at Stanford University in 2009. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a Master of Arts from Georgetown University in Contemporary Arab Studies. Professor Derr’s research concerns the social, cultural, and environmental history of the modern Middle East. She is currently completing a manuscript exploring the history of the 1902 Aswan dam and the construction of the environment surrounding the Nile River in colonial Egypt. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays Commission, the Social Science Research Council, the American Research Center in Egypt, the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz.