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Safia Mohsen

Associate Professor Emerita of Anthropology
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
Sociocultural anthropologist

Research interests

Safia Mohsen is a sociocultural anthropologist who has worked among pastoralists in the Egyptian Western Desert and among urban groups in Cairo and Alexandria. Her research interests include law and conflict, women and work, and the political economy of Egyptian development.


1984 (with D. Peretz and R. Moench) Islam: Legacy of the Past, Challenge of the Future. North River Press with Horizon Press.

1990 Women and the criminal justice system in Egypt. In Law and Islam in the Middle East, ed. by D. Dwyer. Bergen & Garvey Publishers.

Last Updated: 8/2/16