Dr. Zeinab Abul-Magd is an assistant professor of Middle Eastern history at Oberlin College and the American University in Cairo. She received both of PhD in history and political economy and MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and BA in political sciences from Cairo University, Egypt. She published a series of short studies on the Egyptian military and its economic enterprises, including “The Egyptian Republic of Retired Generals” at Foreign Policy, "The Generals' Secret: Egypt's Ambivalent Market" on Sada of Carnegie Endowment, and "The Army and the Economy in Egypt" on Jadaliyya. She writes occasional columns on many Egyptian daily newspaper, including al-Masry al-Youm/Egypt Independent, al-Tahrir, and al-Badil. Her recent book published by University of California Press is titled Imagined Empire: A History of Revolt in Egypt. She is currently working on a new book project on the modern history of the military institution in Egypt, where she applies political economy and cultural approaches.