Paula Sanders

Paula Sanders is Professor of History. A historian of the medieval Islamic world, she focuses in particular on the history of the Fatimid dynasty and its legacy, the history of Jewish communities in the lands of Islam in the middle ages, and the history of Cairo. She has previously served as director of Rice's Program for the Study of Women and Gender; as interim director of the Program in Jewish Studies, as Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. She joined the Institute in July 2015.