Reem Saad received her D.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Oxford in 1994; her thesis title was “Peasants’ Perception of recent Egyptian history”. Her research interests include rural Egypt, historical anthropology, issues of public culture and ethnographic film. She was the Ioma Evans-Pritchard Junior Research Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, 1993/95. At SRC she is Associate Research Professor. She is the author of a monograph and a number of articles on village and peasant in contemporary Egypt. She has participated as an anthropologist on the BBC documentary “Marriage Egyptian Style”, 1992, and as assistant director on the documentary “Four Women of Egypt”, produced by the Canadian National Film Board, 1997.