Pascale Ghazaleh is an assistant professor of history at The American University in Cairo. Professor Ghazaleh has taught in the history department of AUC since 2005. She is an expert on Ottoman history and 19th-century Egypt.
Ghazaleh received her PhD in History (très honorable, félicitations du jury), from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris in June 2004. Her dissertation title was, “Généalogies patrimoniales. La constitution des fortunes urbaines: Le Caire, 1780-1830” (Patrimonial Genealogies. The Constitution of Urban Wealth: Cairo, 1780-1830). She received her MA in Arabic studies, with specialization in Middle East history, from The American University in Cairo in 1997. Her thesis was titled "Crafts and Craftspeople in Cairo, 1750-1850." Ghazaleh holds a BA in political science and a minor in development studies from The American University in Cairo.
- State-society relations in the 19th century
- Labor history
- Social classifications
- Legal reform
Forthcoming: Généalogies patrimoniales au Caire, 1780-1830. Fortunes
urbaines et stratégies sociales. Institut francais d'archeologie
"Cash and Kin Go to Court: Legal Families and Chosen Families in
19th-Century Egypt,” Hawwa, 6, 1, 2008, p. 12-32
“L’economia dei diritti. Oggetti, legami et strategie di possesso al
Cairo all’inizio del XIX secolo” (An Economy of Rights: Owners,
Assets, and Property Relations in Early 19th-Century Cairo), Quaderni
Storici 120, 3, December 2005, p. 777-800
“Heirs and Debtors: Blood Relatives, Qur’anic Heirs, and Business
Associates in Cairo, 1800-1850,” in N. Hanna and R. Abbas, eds.,
Society and Economy in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1600-1900.
Essays in Honor of André Raymond, The American University in Cairo
Press, Cairo, 2005, p. 143-158
“Organizing Labor: Professional Classifications in Late 18th- /
Early 19th-Century Cairo,” in S. Faroqhi et R. Deguilhem, eds., Crafts
and Craftsmen of the Middle East : Fashioning the Individual in the
Muslim Mediterranean, I. B. Tauris, London, 2005, p. 235-260
“Commis, artisan, ouvrier. La question du salariat en Egypte au XIXe
siècle,” Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, 105-106,
2004, “Le travail et la question sociale au Maghreb et au
Moyen-Orient,” p. 47-68
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