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Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A

Eve M. Troutt Powell teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of 'A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan' (University of California, 2003) and the co-editor, with John Hunwick, of 'The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam' (Princeton Series on the Middle East, Markus Wiener Press, 2002). Her most recent book is 'Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement in Egypt, Sudan, and the Late Ottoman Empire' (Stanford University Press, 2012). She is now working on a book about the visual culture of slavery in the Middle East which will explore the painting and photography about African and Circassian slavery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

Troutt Powell is currently the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. She is also a professor in the Department of Africana Studies.  

Her previous roles include teaching for ten years at The University of Georgia. She has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the American Research Center in Egypt and the Social Science Research Council, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A