Dina Rizk Khoury is Professor of History at George Washington University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her research and writing spans the early modern and modern history of the Middle East. Her first book, State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire: Mosul, 1540-1834, (Cambridge University Press, 1997, 2002)) won awards from the Turkish Studies Association and British Society of Middle Eastern Studies. Her latest book, Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom and Remembrance (Cambridge University Press, 2013), traces the impact of the Iran-Iraq and the first Gulf War on Iraqi society and politics.
Her current project focuses of the emergence of documentation regimes to regulate mobile populations in the Persian Gulf (Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain and southern Iran) between the 1880s and 1930s. It traces the role that passports play in defining subjects and citizens of imperial and national states on the borders of empires and nations. Professor Khoury has been a board member of the Middle East Studies Association, has been vice-chair of its Committee on Academic Freedom, has served on the program committees of Middle East Studies Association and the American Historical Association, and has twice chaired the Fuat Koprulu book prize for the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. She currently serves on the board of trustees of the Doha Institute.