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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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.

New Moroccan Protests Call for Fresh Scholarly Approach

Ursula Lindsey / 26 Jun 2017 / Opinion

Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.

Making Sense of the Arab Uprisings’ Aftermath: Think Small

Ursula Lindsey / 14 Jun 2017 / Opinion

In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.

Historical Wounds Are Not Healing in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Transitional justice process sparks debate about how historians have treated the country’s founding father and his legacy.

In Morocco, a Big Push for Vocational Education

Ursula Lindsey / 23 May 2017 / News

Recent Moroccan vocational education efforts include an emphasis on close partnerships with industry and emphasis on soft skills, such as communication.

With the Pope in Egypt, Debate on Al-Azhar’s Role

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Apr 2017 / Opinion

In the wake of Coptic church bombings, educators are reflecting on what role universities, including Al-Azhar, the beacon of Sunni Islam, might have in teaching tolerance—or intolerance.