Editors

Dr. Doaa Kandil

  • Born in Cairo in 1972.
  • Studied at Faculty of Tourism & Hotels- Helwan University.
  • Earned her PhD degree in 2005 from Tour-Guidance Department in (Modern and Contemporary History).
  • Works as Associate Professor in Tour-Guidance Department, Faculty of Tourism & Hotels- Helwan University
  • Recipient of Helwan University award of excellence for best PhD dissertations ( 2006)
  • Visiting Professor and Scholar-in-Residence (Cleveland State University 2007-2008)
  • Fulbright Alumna.
  • Entry into “Who’s Who in America” Encyclopedia, 64th edition (2010)
  • Designed and taught a number of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Egypt and USA.
  • Her area of expertise includes Modern and Contemporary History of Egypt and the Middle East, Ottoman Studies, Mamluk Studies, Islamic Culture and Civilization, Feminism, Women's Studies and Heritage Studies.
  • Member of: The Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
  • Member of: Ohio Academy of History
  • Has many publications in Egypt and USA.

Dr. Mary Kupelian

  • Born in Cairo in 1975
  • Studied at Faculty of Tourism & Hotels- Helwan University. Earned her PhD degree in 2010 from Tour-Guidance Department in (Art and Archaeology in Egypt in the Byzantine Era). Works as Associate Professor in Tour-Guidance Department, Faculty of Tourism & Hotels- Helwan University Recipient of Helwan University award of excellence for best PhD dissertations (2012-2013) Guest researcher at the Faculty of Arts, Leiden University, The Netherlands (2007-2009)
  • Scientific researcher in Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (2013 – 2014)
  • Guests researcher at the Ägyptischen Museums und Papyrussammlung, Berlin (2015)
  • DAAD Alumna. She has extensive experience in teaching Tourism-Guidance techniques and services in the Egyptian Museums. She was awarded honar shield by the Kulturabteilung und Studienmission, Botschaft der Arabischen Republik Ägypten, Berlin.
  • Designed and taught a number of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Egypt. Her area of expertise includes Coptic Archaeology, Armenian heritage in Egypt and pedagogy in museums. She contributed to the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk ICOM.
  • Member of: The International Council of Museums-ICOM.
  • She is a member in the International Association for Coptic Studies, Société D’archéologie Copte, Friends of the Coptic Museum and former member of the board of the Coptic Museum Has many publications in Egypt and abroad.