Sahar Sobhi Abdel-Hakim is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Department of English, Cairo University and is a co-founder of the Women and Memory Forum. Her research has focused extensively on Arabic and English travel writings, postcolonial studies and cultural theory as well as gender and women’s studies. Her writings include Interpreting the Orient: Travelers in Egypt and the Near East, edited by Paul and Janet Starkey (2001), and Modernism and Postmodernism: East and West (2001). She is also the editor, with Deborah Manley, of Traveling through Sinai: from the Fourth to the Twenty-First Century (2006); Traveling through Egypt: from 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (2008); and Egypt and the Nile through Writers’ Eyes (2008). She has also published several articles in local and international newspapers including Al-Ahram Weekly, and is on the editorial board of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.