Dr. Michael Akladios

Founder and Director

Michael earned his PhD in History from York University. An historian of Egyptian immigration to central Canada and the North Eastern United States following the Second World War, his first book project is entitled Ordinary Copts: Ecumenism, Activism, and Belonging in North American Cities, 1954-1992. Michael has published peer-reviewed articles with Left History and Histoire Sociale / Social History, and opinion pieces with Mada Masr, Active History, and Public Orthodoxy.

Email me: michaelakladios@gmail.com

Miray Philips

Blog Editor

Miray is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota and a Visiting Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. Her dissertation research is on political representations and mobilization around Middle East Christians, specifically Copts, in Washington DC. Miray was born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait, and now lives in the United States between Minnesota and Washington DC. In her spare time, Miray loves to read, go on walks, and hang out with her friends. Occasionally, she crochets.

Email me: phili191@umn.edu