Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey has been the Middle East correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education since 2010. She was based in Cairo, Egypt from 2012 to 2014, and now lives in Rabat, Morocco. She writes about education, media, culture and politics in the Arab world.

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Education in Morocco: A Plea for a Middle Way

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Reforming the education system in Morocco requires navigating between two extremes: expensive private schools and a free public system that fails its students.

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

An Online Archive of the Egyptian Revolution

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Feb 2018 / Resources

Activists have published nearly a thousand hours of unedited footage of the Egyptian uprising on a new website.

A Professor and a Preacher Debate Sexual Science and Morality

Ursula Lindsey / 13 Feb 2018 / Opinion

In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.

‘Bad’ Arab Women: The Power of a Label

Ursula Lindsey / 02 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.

2017: The Arab World in Books

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Dec 2017 / Opinion

A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.

Tariq Ramadan and the ‘Muslim Exception’

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The political frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent Islamic scholar obscures the need for more women to feel free to speak out against abuse.

Celebrating Arab Artists as ‘Spiritual Historians’

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture marks a decade of supporting artistic projects with an exhibition in Beirut’s new “museum of memory.”

Rebuilding a Space for Thought in Cairo

Ursula Lindsey / 15 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Townhouse art gallery, a cultural landmark, has survived a raid by state authorities and a building collapse.

University Press Thrives On New Arabic Fiction

Ursula Lindsey / 08 Nov 2017 / Opinion

American University in Cairo Press weathers the post-Mubarak era, focusing on scholarly books and new Arabic writing.