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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مقالات وقصص أخرى

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.

Sex, Lies and Scholarship

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Oct 2017 / Opinion

A journalist who interviewed Moroccan women and scholars of sexuality found a widening gap between private sexual practices and public attitudes.

Studying New Forms of Migration in Morocco

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Oct 2017 / Opinion

The sociologist Mehdi Alioua sees himself as an advocate and a mediator.

With Mass Arrests, Saudi Arabia Silences Independent Voices

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2017 / Opinion

The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.

Catalogue Reveals a Pioneering Egyptian Painter’s Legacy

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Sep 2017 / Opinion

Mahmoud Said’s oeuvre reflects an engagement with beauty, heritage, and national identity that remains relevant today.

Scholars Examine the Cultural Lives of Jihadists

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.

Some Gains, Many Sacrifices: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Jul 2017 / Opinion

Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.