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Miriam Cooke
Miriam Cooke
Miriam Cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University and Director of the Duke University Middle East Studies Centre.She has been a visiting professor in Tunisia, Romania, Indonesia, Qatar and is currently teaching at the Fatih Sultan Mehmet University in Istanbul.
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