Dr. Lisa Pollard, Associate Professor
Morton Hall 228 | 910.962.3309 | pollardl@uncw.edu  

LisaPollardLisa Pollard received her Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997.  Her fields of study were the modern Middle East, modern imperialism and colonialism, and modern Arabic literature.  Her research specialties are nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt and Sudan. 

Pollard is author of Nurturing the Nation:  The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing and Liberating Egypt (1805-1923) (The University of California Press, 2005) and co-editor (with Lynne Haney) of Families of a New World: Gender, Politics and State Building in Global Perspective (Routledge Press, 2003).   She is currently at work on two book-length projects, one of which looks at British constructions of race in late nineteenth-century Egypt and Sudan, and the second of which examines the rise and proliferation of social networks in Egypt at the turn of the twentieth century.

Pollard is also author of several articles on gender, including “In the Shadow of Lady Egypt: Amateur Historians, the Woman Question and the Production of Modern History in turn-of-the-twentieth century Cairo,” Pamela Nadell and Katherine Hollbrook, eds., Engendering Women’s History (New York: New York University Press, forthcoming),  “From Husbands and Housewives to Suckers and Whores: Marital-Political Anxieties in the ‘House of Egypt,’ 1919-1948” Gender and History, Vol. 21, No. 3, November 2009, 647-669, and “The Family Politics of Colonizing and Liberating Egypt (1882-1919), Social Politics, Vol. VII, Spring 2000, 47-79.

At UNCW Dr. Pollard teaches a number of courses on the Middle East:  HST 381, History of Early Islamic Societies; HST 383 Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East; HST 387 The Middle East in the 18th and 19th Centuries; HST 388, History of the Middle East from WWI; HST 389, History of Palestine and Israel.

Dr. Pollard serves as advisor to all graduate students in the history department.  Feel free to contact her at the above phone number or email address. For more information on Lisa Pollard, click on her personal webpage:  www.uncw.edu/people/pollardl

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