Lucia Sorbera

Lucia Sorbera

Lucia Sorbera is Lecturer in Arabic, Islamic, and Middle East Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on Egyptian cultural and political history, gender and women history, and Arabic literature. Before joining the University of Sydney, she studied in Italy (where she also taught), Lebanon, and Egypt. She serves on a number of boards, including as a director of the Italian Society for Middle East Studies (SeSaMO), and on the editorial board of the book series Women and Gender History published by Viella Editrice (Rome).

Dr. Sorbera has published extensively on Arab women’s autobiography, Arab women’s political leadership, and Iraqi cinema. Her most recent publications include the co-authored Arab Modernities. Nation, Narration, and New Subjects in the Egyptian Novel (Messina: Mesogea, 2012) and a work on women in Egyptian Politics, Informal Power in the Greater Middle East: Hidden Geographies (Routledge, London,2014).

Lucia will be taking part in the following event:

Arab Autumn
Saturday 24 May
1:30 PM - 2:30pm
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

In the three years since the outbreak of uprisings optimistically known as the Arab Spring, things haven't gone as many had originally hoped. The old regimes may be broken, but what has taken their place? Yasmine El Rashidi (The Battle for Egypt), Karima Bennoune (Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here) and Lucia Sorbera (Arab Modernities: Nation, Narration) share their views, personal experiences and expertise on the present and future of the region. They speak with David Hardaker.

For more information on the event click here