Nancy Gallagher is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is currently serving as University of California Education Abroad Program Study Center Director for the Middle East, Based in Cairo. She will be teaching at the American University in Cairo for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. She will be teaching new courses on oral history and Egyptian Revolution and more standard courses on the history of the modern Middle East and women and gender in Muslim societies and conducting research related to these courses. Nancy’s publications include a work on early efforts by peacemakers in the world’s largest refugee crisis titled, Quakers in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (New York and Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2007).