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Taylor M. Moore

Education:

B.A., Political Science and Sociology, The American University in Cairo; Ph.D., History, Rutgers University

Dissertation:

Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Egypt (1875-1950)

Thesis Advisor:

Seth Koven, Professor of History, and Toby Jones, Professor of History, Rutgers University

Research Topic:

Using amuletic objects as archival materials, my research reconstructs the raced and gendered magico-medical lifeworlds of non-literate women healers in Egypt and highlights their role in developing global medical and anthropological expertise in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Mentor:

Sherene Seikaly, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

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