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Omnia El Shakry
Professor of History, University of California, Davis

Omnia El Shakry is professor of history at the University of California, Davis. Her latest book is The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt (2017).

Written by Omnia El Shakry