Dr. Sara Rahnama

Dr. Sara Rahnama
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
302 BSSC

Modern Middle East; Gender & Intellectual History; French Empire

Ph.D. History - Johns Hopkins University
M.A. Social Sciences - Univ. of Chicago
B.A. History - Univ. of Maryland


History of the Islamic World; Introduction to the African Diaspora

Recent Presentations:

  • "Domestic Service and Sexual Danger in Interwar Algeria," Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, November 2018
  • "The Regional to Solve the Local: References to Africa in Algerian Discussions about Women's Education," African Studies Association, November 2018
  • "Global Norms of Respectability in the Emerging Women's Press of 1940s Algeria," American Historical Association, January 2018
  • "Under the tent or in the house, for us Muslim women it's the same life of erasure": Critiques of Patriarchy in the 1940s Algerian Women's Press," African Studies Association, November 2017
  • "'Muhammad, the first Arab feminist:' Interpretations of Islam in the Interwar Algerian Debates about Muslim Women," Berkshire Conference on the Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, June 2017