Noor-Aiman (Noor) Khan

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Noor-Aiman (Noor) Khan

Associate Professor of History; Director, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

BA (1992), MA (1994), PhD (2006), University of Chicago

  • Instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor, Colgate University, 2003-present
  • Director of Program in Middle East and Civilizations, Colgate University, 2012-2015
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, 2002-2003
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago, 2002
  • Instructor, American University in Cairo, 2000-2001
  • Lector and Writing Intern, University of Chicago, 1997-1998
  • National and transnational identity in Egypt and the Arab world
  • Political and social violence in the modern Middle East and South Asia
  • Memory and identity in the Partition of India and Palestine
  • Islam and identity in the twentieth century
  • Egyptian-Indian Nationalist Collaboration and the British Empire, (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, October 2011.
  • "Students on Soapboxes: the Metropole in Anticolonial Nationalist Activity," in Publics, Politics, and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Seteney Shami, (New York: Columbia/SSRC Books, 2009), pp. 359-382.
  • “Des jeunes gens loin du pays,” in Jeunesses des sociétés arabes - Par-delà les promesses et les menaces, edited by Mounia Bennani-Chraibi and Iman Farag, (Cairo: Centre d’études et de documentations économiques, juridiques et sociales, 2007), pp. 121-136.
  • “Tawazi am tatheer wa tu’atthar?” [Parallels, or Influence and Collaboration?] in Tarikh al-muqaran lil sharq al-awsat  [Comparative History of the Middle East], edited by Peter Gran and Raouf Abbas, (Cairo:  Egyptian Ministry of Culture/ American Research Center in Egypt, 2002),  pp. 309-316. 
  • “Hindu-Muslim violence in India,” entry in the Encyclopedia of Religion and War, edited by Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 174-178.
  • Council for American Research Centers Abroad Fellow, 2009
  • American Research Center in Egypt Fellow, 2009
  • Fulbright Research Scholar, 2008
  • Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship, 1996
  • Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellowship, 1994
  • Foreign Language Enhancement Program/Traveling Scholarship Fellowship, 1994
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in the Humanities, 1992
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • American Historical Association
  • American Association of University Women
  • Egyptian Historical Association

"The Enemy of My Enemy: Indian Influences on Egyptian Nationalism, 1907-1931"