Middle Eastern History, Islamic World, Death Studies
The social history of the modern Middle East, with a focus on 19th and 20th century Egypt. Especially interested in death studies, cities, foreign and minority communities, and questions of public and private space.
B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Emory University; Ph.D. New York University
Shane studies the impact of death (e.g. cemeteries, post mortems, funerals) on constructions of foreignness and of public space, with a focus on Alexandria, Egypt, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.