Office: 51 Holden Hall
About Dr. Abi-Hamad:
Saad Abi-Hamad is an Assistant Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History. His current interest is in the Egypt based nationalists and Islamic reformers of the late 19th early 20th century and their interactions with the officials of the British Empire. His dissertation project Dueling Perceptions: British and Egyptian Interactions, 1882-1919, deals with the issues of perceptions, and just as importantly misperceptions that lead to conflict. Dr. Abi-Hamad was a Boren Fellow to Egypt in 2005, were he spent a considerable part of the year carrying out research for his dissertation. He was also a Churchill Scholar of the University of Texas British Studies Society from whom he received a fellowship to conduct research in the British Public Records Office. Saad received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2007.