Dr. Nelly Van Doorn-Harder

Nelly van Doorn-Harder was born and raised in the Netherlands were she earned her PhD on the topic of women in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. Before moving to the USA she was director of a refugee program in Cairo, Egypt, and taught Islamic Studies at universities in the Netherlands (Leiden) and Indonesia (Yogyakarta). Her latest book, The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy.The Egyptian Church and its Leadership from the Ottoman Period to the Present. Part III, The Modern Coptic Papacy (1798-2010), co-authored with Magdi Guirguis. (Cairo, AUC Press, 2011) just appeared. Courses: REL Islam and Law: Varieties in Interpretation and Expression


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