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Judith Tucker

Department of History


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Judith Tucker is a professor of history at Georgetown University, former director of its Master of Arts in Arab Studies Program, and former editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. She also taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. Her research interests have ranged from the Arab world in the Ottoman period and women and gender in Middle East history to the history of piracy in the Mediterranean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her publications include, among others, Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law (2008), In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (1998), Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Restoring Women to History (1999, with Guity Nashat), and A Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East (1999, ed. with Margaret L. Meriwether). She has also held editorial roles with the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies and the American Historical Review. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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