Loubna Youssef is Professor of Comparative Literature and Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Faculty of Arts of Cairo University, Egypt, where she has taught since 1979. She has published over twenty book chapters, articles and studies and edited several volumes, including Cairo Studies and Towards, Around, and Away from Tahrir: Tracking Emerging Expressions of Egyptian Identity (2014). She has translated several Egyptian children’s stories and two books: My Father, An Egyptian Teacher (2014) and the Egyptian bestseller A ¼ Gram (2009). She has hosted two cultural programs on “Egyptian Treasures” and “21st Century Egypt” for the Local European Service of Cairo Radio for eighteen years. Emily Golson holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. Her current interests are in colonial and postcolonial fiction, rhetoric, and creative nonfiction. She has co-authored one book on adolescent rhetoric, and co-edited two collections of essays Towards, Around, and Away from Tahrir: Tracking Emerging Expressions of Egyptian Identity (with Loubna A. Youssef) and Negotiating a Meta-Pedagogy: Learning from Other Disciplines (with Toni Glover). She has also published over 30 juried articles in journals, studies, and books.