Miriam Cooke

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Miriam Cooke
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Academic background
Alma materSt Antony's College, Oxford
Academic work
InstitutionsDuke University
Main interestsMiddle Eastern and Arab world studies

Miriam Cooke is an American academic in Middle Eastern and Arab world studies. She focuses on modern Arabic literature and critical reassessment of women's roles in the public sphere. She was educated in the United Kingdom,[1] and is co-editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.[2]

She is a professor of modern Arabic literature and culture at Duke University. She received her doctorate from the St Antony's College, Oxford in 1980.


  • Cooke, Miriam (1984). The anatomy of an Egyptian intellectual, Yahya Haqqi. Washington, D.C: Three Continents Press. ISBN 9780894103964.
  • Cooke, Miriam; Badran, Margot (1990). Opening the gates: a century of Arab feminist writing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN 9781853810312.
  • Cooke, Miriam (1996). War's other voices: women writers on the Lebanese civil war. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. ISBN 9780815603771.
  • Cooke, Miriam (1996). Women and the war story. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520206137.
  • Cooke, Miriam (2001). Women claim Islam: creating Islamic feminism through literature. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415925549.
  • Cooke, Miriam (2007). Dissident Syria: making oppositional arts official. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822340355.


  • Cooke, Miriam (2000). Hayati, my life: a novel. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. ISBN 9780815606710.


  1. ^ "Guests: Miriam Cooke". Charlie Rose Show online. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Journal of Middle East Women's Studies: About the journal". Duke University Press. Retrieved 30 August 2015.

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