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Hamzah, Dyala

Research Fellow

  • Assistant professor at the Department of history


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #42720 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-6109
Hamzah, Dyala


Dyala Hamzah, (PhD, Freie Universitat Berlin) is an historian of the contemporary Arab world. Her research interests focus on the reform and centralization processes in the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire during the 19th century (Egypt, Syria, Iraq and North Africa) from a social and cultural standpoint. Her present research project is a contribution to the cultural history of Arab nationalism.

Areas of expertise


  • Dyala Hamzah (dir.), 2012, The Making of the Arab Intellectual (1880-1960) : Empire, Public Sphere and the Colonial Coordinates of Selfhood (Londres, Routledge).

  • Dyala Hamzah, 2012, « Humanities with an Agenda : Snapshots from the MENA Region », in Jürgen Mittelstrass et Ulrich Ruediger (dir.), Die Zukunft der Geisteswissenschaften in einer multipolaren Welt, Constance : Universitätsverlag, pp. 61-72.

  • Dyala Hamzah, 2008, « Lutte nationale ou fondation étatique ? Les intellectuels palestiniens d’Oslo I à Intifada II ». Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée n°123 : 161-177.

  • Dyala Hamzah, 2007, « Nineteenth-Century Egypt as Dynastic Locus of Universality : The History of Muhammad Ali by Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Rajabi (d. 1829) », Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 27.1 (2007) : 62-82.

  • Dyala Hamzah, 2005, « Is There An Arab Public Sphere ? The Palestinian Intifada, a Saudi Fatwa and the Egyptian Press », in Armando Salvatore & Mark LeVine (dir.), Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemonies : Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Muslim Majority Societies, New York : Palgrave MacMillan : 181-206.

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