U.S. Fulbright Scholar Conducts Research at Ain Shams University
Dr. Laura Bier, an Assistant Professor in History at Georgia Institute of Technology, has begun conducting research at Ain Shams University. Dr. Bier graduated from Tufts University in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Science and English. In 1995, she took an M.A. degree from University of Chicago and in 2006 a Ph.D. degree from New York University. While in Egypt she will conduct research on “Cultures of Consumption: Commodification, Politics and Everyday Life in Modern Egypt, 1945-1991” in affiliation with Ain Shams University. Dr. Bier is in Egypt with her husband Mohamed Moukhtar Abdel Hak Aly and her daughter Zahra. The Commission extends a warm welcome to Laura and her family.