Julia Clancy-Smith Ph.D.

Regents Professor


Georgetown University M.A. 1978 (History)
École des Hautes Études, Paris 1976-77; 1979-80 (Ethnologie du Maghreb)
and Collège de France
American University in Cairo 1979 (Arabic)
University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. 1988 (History)

University of Virginia, assistant professor, 1987-1993
University of Virginia, associate professor, 1993-1994
University of Arizona, associate professor, 1994-present


    * Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994; paperback 1997.
    * Co-editor and introduction. Domesticating the Empire: Gender, Race, & Family Life in the Dutch and French Empires. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998.
    * Editor. North Africa, Islam, and the Mediterranean World from the Almoravids to the Algerian War.
    * London: Frank Cass Publications, 2001. [special issue of the Journal of North African Studies (2001) 6, 5.]
    * Co-editor and introduction. French Historical Studies 27, 3 (summer 2004): 497-505, special issue “Writing French Colonial Histories.”


    * “Exemplary Women and Sacred Journeys: Women and Gender in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam From Late Antiquity to the Eve of Modernity.” Washington, D.C.: The American Historical Association, 2005. [ also published as a chapter in vol. I Women’s History in Global Perspective, ed. Bonnie G. Smith, 92-144. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.]


    * Monograph: “Migrations: the Peopling of Mediterranean North Africa, c. 1800-1881.” [to be submitted to the University of California Press, Berkeley, May 2007.]
    * Monograph: “The ‘School on Rue du Pasha’: Educating Muslim Girls in Colonial North Africa, 1850 -1920.”
    * Co-author, textbook: “The Modern Middle East & North Africa.” Oxford Series “Pages from History.” New York: Oxford University Press [under contract].
    * Co-editor and author, textbook: A History of North Africa in the Modern Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [under contract].
    * Co-editor [with Zeynep Çelik] and introduction, The Walls of Algiers. (to be submitted to the University of Washington Press)


      “Saints, Mahdis, and Arms: Religion and Resistance in Nineteenth-Century North Africa.” In Islam, Politics, and Social Movements, eds. Edmund Burke III and Ira Lapidus, 60-80. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
    * "In the Eye of the Beholder: The North African Sufi Orders and the Colonial Production of Knowledge, 1830-1900." Africana Journal 15 (1990): 220-57.
    * “Between Cairo and the Algerian Kabylia: The Rahmaniya Tariqa, 1715-1800.” In Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination, eds. Dale F. Eickelman and James Piscatori, 200-16. London: Routledge, 1991.
    * “The House of Zainab: Female Authority and Saintly Succession in Colonial Algeria." In Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries In Sex and Gender, eds. Nikki R. Keddie and Beth Baron, 254-274. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
    * “The 'Passionate Nomad' Reconsidered: A European Woman in l’Algérie Française (Isabelle Eberhardt, 1877-1904). In Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance, eds. Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, 61-78. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
    * [Reprinted in Edmund Burke and David Prochaska, eds. Historicizing Orientalism: From Postcolonial Theory to World History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.]
    * “The Shaykh and His Daughter: Coping in Colonial Algeria." Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East, ed. Edmund Burke III, 145-63. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993, 2nd revised ed., 2005.
    * “A Visit to a Tunisian Harem." Journal of Maghrebi Studies 1-2, 1 (Spring 1993): 43-49.
      "The Man With Two Tombs: Muhammad ibn cAbd al-Rahman, Founder of the Algerian Rahmaniya, c. 1715-1798.” In Manifestations of Sainthood in Islam, eds. Grace Martin Smith and Carl W. Ernst, 147-169. Istanbul: Isis Press, 1994.
    * “The Colonial Gaze: Sex and Gender in the Discourses of French North Africa.” In Franco- Arab Encounters, eds. L. Carl Brown and Matthew Gordon, 201-228. Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 1996. [reprinted in Domesticating the Empire, 1998]
    * “La femme arabe: Women and Sexuality in France's North African Empire.” In Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic Society, ed. Amira El Azhary Sonbol, 52-63. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
    * The Maghrib and the Mediterranean World in the Nineteenth Century: Illicit Exchanges, Migrants, and Social Marginals.” The Maghrib in Question: Essays in History & Historiography, eds. Michel Le Gall and Kenneth Perkins, 222-39. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.
    * “Islam, Gender, and Identities in the Making of French Algeria, 1830-1962.” In Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda, eds., Domesticating The Empire: Languages of Gender, Race, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism, 1830-1962, 154-174. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1998. [reprint]
    * “A Woman Without Her Distaff: Gender, Work, and Handicraft Production in Colonial North Africa. In Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East, eds. Margaret L. Meriwether and Judith E. Tucker, 25-62. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.
    * “Gender in the City: Women, Migration & Contested Spaces in Tunis, c.1830-1881.” In Africa’s Urban Past, edited by David M. Anderson and Richard Rathbone, 189-204. Oxford: Currey, 2000.
    * “Albert Memmi and The Pillar of Salt.”In African Literature and Its Times, ed. Joyce Moss, 337-346. Los Angeles, Moss Publication Group and the Gale Group, 2000.
    * “L’École rue du pacha, Tunis: l‘enseignement de la femme arabe et ‘la plus grande France,’ c. 1900-1914,” special issue Le Genre de la nation of Clio: Histoire, Femmes et Sociétés [Toulouse] 12 (décembre 2000): 33-55.
    * “Envisioning Knowledge: Educating the Muslim Woman in Colonial North Africa, c. 1850-1918.” In Beth Baron and Rudi Matthee, eds., Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie, 99-118. Los Angeles: Mazda Press, 2000.
    * La Révolte de Bu Ziyan en Algérie, 1849.” Mahdisme et millénarisme en Islam, special issue of Revues des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée 91-94 (Édisud: Aix-en-Provence, 2001): 181-208.
    * Marginality and Migration: Europe’s Social Outcasts in Pre-Colonial Tunisia, 1830-81.” In Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East, ed. Eugene Rogan, 149-182. London: I. B. Tauris, 2002.
    * “Colonialism: 18th to Early 20th Century,” vol. 1 Methodologies, Paradigms and Sources of the six-volume Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, ed. Suad Joseph. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003: 100-115.
    * “Collaboration and Empire in the Middle East and North Africa: Introduction and Response.” Revisited.” In Julia Clancy-Smith, guest ed., “Collaboration and Empire, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 24, 1 (February 2004): 123-27.
    * “Women, Gender and Migration along a Mediterranean Frontier: Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1815-c.1870.” Gender and History 17, 1 (April 2005): 62-92.
    * “‘Women on the move’: Gender and Social Control in Tunis, 1815-1870.” In Femmes en villes, ed. Dalenda Larguèche, 209-237. Tunis: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, 2005.
      [In Turkish and English] “Women and Social Control Along a Mediterranean Migratory Frontier: Late Ottoman Tunisia, c. 1830-1870.” In The Mediterranean World: The Idea, the Past and the Present, eds. Kudret Emiroglu et al, 125-143. Istanbul: Iletisim, 2006.
    * “Migrations, Legal Pluralism, and Identities: Algerian ‘Expatriates’ in Pre-Colonial Tunisia” In Identity, Memoryand Nostalgia: France and Algeria, 1800-2000, 3-17, ed. Patricia Lorcin. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2006.
    * “Changing Perspectives on the Historiography of Imperialism: Women, Gender, and Empire.” In Middle East Historiographies: Narrating the Twentieth Century, 70-100, eds. Israel Gershoni, Amy Singer, and Y. Hakan Erdem. Seattle, Wash: University of Washington Press, 2006.
    * “Crossings: Intellectuals as Travelers in the Mediterranean Borderland, Khayr al-Din Pasha, c. 1820-1877.” In L’Individu et la société dans le monde méditerranéen, ed. Odile Moreau. Paris: CNRS, 2006.
      “Le regard colonial: Islam, genre et identités dans L’Algérie Français.” Translated by François Armengaud. Nouvelles Questions Féministes [Laussane] 25, 1 (2006): 25-40. [Revised version of “Islam, Gender, and Identities in the Making of French Algeria.”]
    * Review Essay: “The Intimate, the Familial, and the Local in Trans-National Histories of Gender.” Journal of Women’s History, 18, 2 (2006): 174-83.
    * “Religious Missions, Secular Missionaries & Muslim Girls Education in Tunisia, c. 1840-1914.” Genre, laïcité (s), religions, 1905-2005, ed. Florence Rochefort. Paris: CNRS, 2006. [This article is currently being translated by the CNRS.] [in press]
    * “‘Making It’ in Pre-Colonial Tunis: Migration, Work, and Poverty in a Mediterranean Port-City, c. 1815-1870.” In Subalterns and Social Protest: History from Below in the Middle East and North Africa, ed. Stephanie Cronin. London: Routledge. 2007. [in press]
    * “Chance Encounters: A Tribute to Germaine Tillion,” Hommage á Germaine Tillion, ed. Todorov Tzvetan. Paris, 2007. [in press].
    * “Where Elites Meet: Sea-Bathing, Harem Visists, and Sociability in 19th-Century Tunisia.” In The Harem in History and Imagination, ed. Marilyn Booth. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. [accepted]
      “1830: Algiers.” Frogs Around a Pond: a Mediterranean Source Book, ed. Miriam Cooke. Durham: Duke University Press. [submitted]
    * “The Peopling of Algiers: Exoticism, Erasures, and Absence, c. 1830-1900.” In The Walls of Algiers eds. Zeynep Celik and Julia Clancy-Smith. [under revision]


    * Website: Document-Based History of Women in Modern North Africa”
    * American Historical Association, 2006-07 James Harvey Robinson Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History, collectively awarded to the contributors to the World History Matters, the Center for History and New Media Project, George Mason University, “Women in World History project.” I contributed a curriculum module entitled “Women in North African History, 19th-20th centuries.” [14 documents translated from French and Arabic, commentary, introductions, and teaching guide] http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh


    * “Research Facilities in Tunisia.” Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 18, 1 (July 1984): 31-34.
    * “Halide Edib Adivar.” Great Lives from History: Twentieth Century, 915-19. Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 1990.
    * "Naguib Mahfouz.” Great Lives from History: Twentieth Century, 1411-16. Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 1990.
    * "The World at War: The Arab Role in the World Wars." Arab World Almanac 2, 2 (Winter 1991).
    * “The Middle East in World History.” World History Bulletin 9, 2 (Fall-Winter 1992): 30-34. [Reprinted in Ross E. Dunn, ed. The World History Teacher: Essential Writings in a New Field. Boston: Bedford Books 2000, 293-300.
    * “Kabylia,” “Baraka,” “Mawlay,” “Ahmad al-cAlawi.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern
      Islamic World 4 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    * Co-editor, Studies in Islamic History and Culture, National Endowment for the Humanities and Community College Humanities Association, 1997.
    * “Islamic Anti-colonial Revolts of the 19th Century,” 260-63. The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998.
    * “Women and Islam in Africa.” Encyclopedia of Women and World Religions. 2 volumes. N.Y.: Macmillan. Volume 1 (1998): 500-503.
    * “The Economic History of North Africa.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3 (2003): 419-21.
    * “Saving their Women: the Impact of US Military Interventions on Middle Eastern Women.” On-line electronic publication, 2004.
    * [In Italian] “Women’s History: Where We Are.” Genesis [Rome]11, 2 (2003):238-42.
    * “Education: Missionary. North Africa.” In vol. IV Economics, Education,
      Mobility and Space, Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, 283-85, ed. Suad Joseph. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2007.
    * “Teaching the Literature of Identity, Modern Middle East & North Africa,” Teaching Life Writing Texts, eds. Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes. MLA Options for Teaching Series, 2006.
      Algeria.” Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
    * “Jamila Bouhired.” Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    * “Ahmad Bey,” 3rd edition of Encyclopedia of Islam. Leiden: E. J. Brill. Three entries: “Tawhida b. Shaykh,” “Djamila Bouhired,” and “Assia Djebar,” New Encyclopedia of Africa, 2nd edition. New York: Scribner’s/The Gale Group, 2006.

Published Translations: [From French to English]:

   1. Dalenda Larguèche, “The Mahalla: the Origins of Beylical Sovereignty in Ottoman
      Tunisia during the Early Modern Era.” In Julia Clancy-Smith, ed. North Africa, Islam, and the Mediterranean World, 105-116. London: Frank Cass Publications, 2001.
   2. Abdelhamid Larguèche, “The City and the Sea: Evolving Forms of Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism in Tunis, c. 1700-1881.” In, ibid., 117-128.

Excerpted Material:

    * “The Shaykh and His Daughter: Coping in Colonial Algeria." Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East, ed. Edmund Burke. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993, excerpted in Robert Tignor, et. al., Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present. New York: Norton, 2003.
    * Rebel and Saint, excerpted in Alice L. Conklin and Ian C. Fletcher’s, European Imperialism, 1830-1930: Climax and Contradictions Problems in European Civilization. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999, pages 197-204.


Over 40 book and film reviews either published or in press: American Historical Review; Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies [Amman]; Cultural Anthropology; H-Net France; The Journal of Modern History; The Journal of North African Studies; Middle East Studies Association Bulletin; African Economic History; International Journal of African Historical Studies; International Journal of Turkish Studies; Middle East Journal; The Muslim World; Medieval Encounters; Journal of African History; Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt; Journal of Third World Studies; Journal of the American Oriental Society; Journal of World History.

Recent Reviews:

    * Film Review Noyé par Balles [“Drowning in Bullets”] (France and Algeria) 1992 52 min. Dir Philip Brooks, Producer Alan Hayling. Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 37, 2 (2003): 302-03.
    * Electronic review for H-France, 2004, Roger Benjamin, Orientalist Aesthetics: Art, Colonialism, and French North Africa, 1880-1930. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
    * Tal Shuval, La ville d’Alger vers la fin du XVIIIe siècle: Population et cadre urbain, Series CNRS Histoire. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2002. International Journal of Middle East Studies 36 (2004): 296-97.
    * Christian Windler, La diplomatie comme expérience de l’autre: Consuls Français au maghreb (1700-1840). Geneva: Droz, 2002. Journal of Modern History 77, 1 (2005): 197-99.


    * Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters Book awards:
    * 1995 Alf Heggoy Book Award French Colonial Historical Society;
    * 1995 Middle East Studies Association Albert Hourani Prize, Honorable Mention;
    * 1995 Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History Book Award.
    * Council for International Exchange of Scholars/Fulbright Islamic Civilization Grant, 1991.
    * Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Research and Residency Fellowship, 1993.
    * Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Research Grant 1994.
    * National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institutes, 1994, 1995 and 1996.
    * American Institute for Maghrib Studies, Small Research Grants, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002.
    * University of Arizona, Provost’s Author Support Fund, 1996.
    * American Philosophical Society, Summer Research Grant, 1999.
    * American Philosophical Society, Sabbatical Grant, 1999.
    * Morris K. Udall Center for Public Policy, Fellowship in residence, 1999.
      University of Arizona, Research Professorship, Fall 1996 and Fall 2003.
    * Scholar in Residence at the Madison Méditerranéennes des Sciences de l’Homme, Aix-en-Provence, France, Fall 2003.
    * American University in Cairo, Department of History, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, 2004.
    * National Humanities Center, Scholar in Residence, 2004-05.

Teaching Awards:

    * University of Virginia, Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1990.
    * University of Virginia, Adelle F. Robertson Teaching Award, Continuing Education, 1993.
    * University of Virginia, Student Council, first annual T. Braxton Woody Teaching Award, 1994.
    * University of Arizona, Professor of the Month, March 1995, Women's Resource Center.
    * University of Arizona, University-wide Teaching Award for Meritorious Achievement in Instruction awarded to the entire History Department faculty, 2000.
    * UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Best Graduate Teaching Award in the College, 2003.


    * “Reflections on Women & Gender in French Colonialism,” Yale University, 2001.
    * “Tunis, circa 1900: Reflections on Women & Gender in the French Empire,” Institut Français, New York University, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes, international symposium on French Colonial Studies.
    * Comments for two panels “Colonial Fascisms” and “Narratives of Exploration & Empire in 19th-century France, American Historical Association, 2001.
    * “Mediterranean Intellectuals in fin-de-siècle North Africa.” First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Mainz, Germany, September 2002.
    * “Europe’s Social Outcasts in 19th-Century North Africa.” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 2002, panel entitled: “Forced Out/Kept Out: Women, Migration & Local Forms of Imperial Control, c.1830-1940.”
    * “Muslims and Islams of North Africa.” Symposium on “The Many Facets of Islam,” The World Affairs Council of Northern California, 2002.
    * “Religion as Lived Along a Migratory Frontier, North Africa c. 1830-1881.” The University of California, Los Angeles. Conference “Religion and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire,” 2002.
      “Algeria as mère-patrie: Algerian ‘Expatriates in Colonial Tunisia.” International Comparative Literature Symposium, “Transnational Cultures, Diaspora, and Immigrant Identities in France and the Francophobe World,” Texas Tech University, 2002.
    * Commentator, and panel convener: “Collaboration & Empire in the Middle East/North Africa,” annual meeting, American Historical Association, Chicago, 2003.
    * “Algeria as Mère-Patrie: Algerian ‘Expatriates’ in Tunisia, c. 1830-1914,” annual meeting of the Society for French Colonial History, Toulouse, 2003.
    * “Women and Gender Along a Migratory Frontier.” International conference, the European Commission/EU, Antique, Turkey, 2003.
    * “New Approaches to the Study of Merchant Cities: 19th-Century Tunis,” Centre of Modern Oriental Studies, Free Universität, Berlin, 2003.
    * “Closing Plenary Address.” Terzo Congresso, Societa’ Italiana Delle Storiche, Firenze, 2003.
    * “Intinéraires Méditerranéens: Migrations, Banissements, Expulsions,” Université de Provence/CNRS/Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme, Aix-en-Provence, 2003.
    * “Women and Gender Along a Mediterranean Migratory Frontier: Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1815-1870” and “Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East and North Africa,” American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2004.
    * Stanford University, Humanities Center, Mellow Workshops for the Stanford-Bay Area French Historical-Cultural Studies Group, 2004.
    * Closing Plenary address. San Francisco State University, 5th annual History Department Graduate Student Forum, 2004.
    * “The Peopling of Algiers: Exoticism, Erasures, and Absence, c. 1830-1900.” Workshop and Conference“The Walls of Algiers: Artistic, Cultural, and Urban Forms in the Colonial and Post-colonial City.” Getty Research Institute & Museum, in Los Angeles, 2004.
    * “Writing French Colonial Histories,” annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, 2004.
    * “Women, Gender, and Migration in 19th-century North Africa,” Duke University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill African Studies Seminar, 2004.
    * Commentator and panel organizer: “Rethinking Reform, Reforming Narratives of History in the Muslim Mediterranean, 18th-20th Centuries,” annual meeting, the Middle East Studies Association, San Francisco, 2004.
    * Chair, “Economy and Experience in Turkish Villages,” annual meeting, the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, 2005.
    * “‘Crimes of the Heart’ and Other Offenses: Women, Gender, and Legal Pluralism in Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1830-1881,”annual meeting, American Historical Association, Philadelphia, 2006.
    * “Exemplary Women and Sacred Journeys: Teaching Women, Gender, and Religion,” Roundtable on Women’s and Gender History in Global Perspective, annual meeting, American Historical Association, Philadelphia, 2006.
    * “Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi, a Mediterranean Odyssey,” Itineraries in the Muslim Mediterranean Lecture Series, Department of History and The Center for World History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006.
    * “Where Elites Meet: Sea-Bathing & Thermal Cures in Nineteenth-Century Tunisia,” annual meeting, Society for French Historical Studies, University of Illinois, 2006.
    * “Religious Missions, Secular Missionaries, and Muslim Girls' Education in Tunisia, c. 1840-1914,” annual meeting, French Colonial Historical Society, Dakar, Senegal, 2006.
    * “The Muslim Mediterranean Before Colonialism: Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi, c. 1820-1870.” National History Center & Mellon Foundation, Decolonization Seminar, Library of Congress, 2006.
    * Comment, and chair, panel on Tourism in North Africa, Middle East Studies, annual meeting, Boston, 2006.
    * “Giving Middle East Historians a Voice in Washington,” workshop, National History Center/AHA, annual MESA meeting, Boston, 2006.


    * Middle East Studies Association of North America, Program Committee, 1985 and 1993.
    * World History Association, Executive Council, 1989-1991.
    * AmidEast, Washington, D.C., consultant & author for Middle East Textbook Project, 1990-1991.
    * Educational Testing Service, Princeton, author of GRE exams, Middle East History, 1990.
    * Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Profession/Conference Group in Women's History, Selection Committee for National Graduate Student Award, 1990-1991.
    * American Institute of Maghrebi Studies, National Grants Selection Committee, 1992 & 1994.
    * American Institute of Maghribi Studies, Executive Board, 1991-1999.
    * American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid program, pre-screener, 1991-1994.
    * Princeton University, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Summer Institute on World History, 1992.
    * AmidEast, Washington, D.C., Fulbright pre-departure orientation program, 1992.
    * Northern Virginia Community Colleges, Co-Grant Writer and Faculty Lecturer & Organizer for NEH-funded Islam and World History Institute, 1993-94.
    * NEH, Young Scholars Program, 1994.
    * Social Science Research Council, grant screener and selection committee, 1994-1995.
    * Outside Evaluator for: Tenure and Promotion Committees, History Departments at: Georgetown University; Denison University; the University of Florida; University of Rochester.
    * Journal Manuscript Evaluator for:Comparative Studies in Society and History; Cultural Anthropology; French Historical Studies; Middle East Journal; International Journal of Middle East Studies; The Oral History Review; Gender and History; Journal of African Historical Studies; Journal of African History; American Historical Review; Journal of Modern History; Journal of the History of Ideas; Social Science History Review; The Muslim World; Journal of Global History; Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies.

Book-Manuscript Evaluator for:

    * University of California Press, Berkeley (1986,1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,1997); Indiana University Press; Nebraska University Press; Routledge; Stanford University Press; Cambridge University Press (UK); Bedford Books; Houghton Mifflin; I.B. Tauris; Duke University Press; The Getty Research Institute; University of Washington Press.
    * NEH, Summer Institute for College Teachers, University of California, Santa Cruz, co-director, in-residence faculty and lecturer, World History seminar, 1995.
    * NEH, co-director, Summer Institute for College Teachers, Islam & World History, University of Arizona, 1996.
    * Arizona State University in Tempe, Office of International Programs, organized summer undergraduate seminar in Tunis, 1996-97.
    * Journal of African History, Advisory Board, 1995-2002.
    * International Journal of Middle East Studies, Editorial Board, 1995-1999.
    * Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, Editorial Board, Series in Middle East Studies, 1999-present.
    * Muslim World [Hartford Seminary], Editorial Board, 1994-present.
    * Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Advisory Board, 2001-present.
    * Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, contributing editor, 2003-present.
      Journal of Women’s History, Advisory Board, 2005-present.
    * American Historical Association, 1995-1996, Program Committee, annual meeting of the Association, 1997, New York City.
    * Social Science Research Council, Standing Committee on International Predissertation Fellowship Program, 1996 - 1997.
    * Organizer of an international conference, “The Maghrib in World History,” sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, held in Tunis, Tunisia, 1998.
    * American Council of Learned Societies,