Articles and Book Chapters
"Anti-Semitism: The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia," Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (forthcoming).
"Knowing the Other: Arabs, Islam, and the Western Cultural Tradition," in Contemporary Issues in Race and Ethnicity, Hazel Markus and Paula Moya, eds. (Norton Press, forthcoming 2007)
"Egyptian Textile Workers: From Craft Artisans Facing European Competition to Proletarians Contending with the State," in Covering the World: A Global History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000, (Ashgate Press, forthcoming 2007), edited by Lex Heerma van Voss, et al.
"The New McCarthyism: Policing Thought about the Middle East" in Academic Freedom after 9/11, Beshara Doumani, ed., (Zone Press, 2006); earlier version: "The New American McCarthyism: Policing Thought about the Middle East," Race & Class 46 (no. 1, July-September 2004):101-15.
"Egyptian Textile Workers in the Transition to a Neo-Liberal Order," The Chronicles 1 (no. 3, Jan.-Mar. 2006).
"Forgetfulness for Memory: The Limits of the New Israeli History," Journal of Palestine Studies 35 (no. 2, winter 2005):6-23.
"Political Islam and the New Global Economy: The Political Economy of an Egyptian Social Movement,” The New Centennial Review 5 (no. 1, spring 2005):111-39.
"The New American McCarthyism: Policing Thought about the Middle East," Race & Class 46 (no. 1, July-September 2004):101-15.
"No More Tears: Benny Morris and the Road Back from Liberal Zionism," Middle East Report no. 240 (Spring 2004):38-45.
"Jews as Native Iraqis: An Introduction," Foreword to Nissim Rejwan's The Last Jews in Baghdad (University of Texas Press, 2004), pp. xi-xxii.
"Imposed Normalization and Cultural Transgression: Cultural Politics in Egypt and Israel since the 1979 Peace Treaty," in John Bunzl (ed.) In God's Name? Islam, Judaism and the Political Role of Religions in the Middle East (Florida Universities Press, 2004), pp. 137-55.
"The Karaites in Modern Egypt," in Meira Polliack (ed.), Karaite Judaism: A Guide to its History and Literary Sources ( Brill Press, 2003), pp. 417-30.
"The United States-Israeli Alliance," in Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon (eds.) Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Grove Atlantic Press, 2003), pp. 41-50.
"Middle East Studies after September 11: Presidential Address to the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America," MESA Bulletin 37 (no. 1, Summer 2003):2-18
"The Israelization of American Middle East Policy Discourse," Social Text 21 (no. 2, summer 2003):125-39.
"Nationalism in Israel: An Overview", Saturday Seminar for Teachers, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University, summer 2003
"Is Terrorism a Useful Term in Understanding the Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?" Radical History Review no. 85 (winter 2003):12-23
"Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community in Egypt, 1939 to the Present," Hagar: International Social Science Review 3 (no. 1, 2002):51-66
"Late Capitalism and the Reformation of the Working Classes in the Middle East," in Histories of the Modern Middle East: New Directions , Israel Gershoni, Hakan Erdem, and Ursula Wökek eds., (Lynne Rienner Press, 2002).
"Letter from the President," MESA Newsletter 24 (No. 2, May 2002) .
"The Jewish Business Elite in Twentieth Century Egypt: Pillars of the National Economy or Compradors?" Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies 1 (no. 2, Autumn 1999): 113-38.
"Remapping the West: Teaching the Middle East in World and Western Civilization Courses," (revised version; original in AHA Perspectives , December 1992) in Perspectives on Teaching Innovations: World and Global History (American Historical Association, 1999):55-62.
"The Working Class and Peasantry in the Middle East: From Economic Nationalism to Neoliberalism," Middle East Report no. 210 (Spring 1999):18-22.
"Palestine and Israel: Perils of a Neoliberal, Repressive, Pax Americana," Social Justice 25 (no. 4, 1998):20-39.
"Society and Economy, 1923-1952," in The Cambridge History of Egypt , M.W. Daly ed., (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 2:309-33.
"Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Movements" and "Egyptian Revolts (1880-1919)," in The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions (Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998):149-51.
"Political Economy and Public Culture in a State of Constant Conflict: 50 Years of Jewish Statehood," Jewish Social Studies 4 (no. 3, 1998):96-141.
"The Israeli Peace Movement" (review essay), Middle East Report no. 205 (Oct.-Dec. 1997):45-46.
"I am Jewish because I am Egyptian. I am Egyptian because I am Jewish." (interview with Jacques Hassoun), MERIP Newsletter (Winter 1997):2-3.
"The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict after Oslo" (review essay), Middle East Report no. 201 (Oct.-Dec. 1996): 45-47.
"Nazis and Spies: Representations of Israeli Espionage and Terrorism in Egypt," Jewish Social Studies 2 (no. 3, 1996):54-84.
"On the Modernity, Historical Specificity and International Context of Political Islam" (co-author, Joe Stork), in Joel Beinin and Joe Stork (eds.), Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report (University of California Press, 1996):3-31.
"Egyptian Jewish Identities: Communitarianisms, Nationalisms, Nostalgias," Stanford Humanities Review 5 (no. 1, 1995):92-119; reprinted in Goshen: Bulletin des juifs d'Egypte en Israël no. 16 (January 2000):14 -22.
"Law, Ideology, and Social Change in Israel: Response to Roselle Tekiner," Contention 4 (no. 2, Winter 1995):175-81.
"The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory" (review essay). Radical History Review no. 60 (Fall 1994):217-23.
"Writing Class: Workers and Modern Egyptian Colloquial Poetry ( Zajal )," Poetics Today 15 (no. 2, Summer 1994):191-215.
"Arms Transfers, the New Structure of U.S. Hegemony, and Prospects for Democratic Development in the Gulf," in War and its Consequences: Lessons from the Persian Gulf Conflict , John O'Loughlin, Thomas Meyer, and Edward S. Greenberg, eds. (HarperCollins, 1994):87-104; partial German translation in Inamo: Berichte & Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens 2 (Winter 1996):8-11.
"Will the Real Egyptian Working Class Please Stand Up?" in Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East: Struggles, Histories, Historiographies , Zachary Lockman, ed. (State University of New York Press, 1993):247-70.
"Becoming a Jew without Borders," Stanford Humanities Review 3 (no. 1, 1993):137-42.
"Gamal Abdel Nasser" and "Nasserism" in Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (Oxford University Press, 1993):612-14.
"Jawanib min al-muqawama al-madaniyya al-misriyya: Markaz Ibn Khaldun" [Aspects of civil resistance in Egypt," translation of a review article from Middle East Report No. 179], al-Mujtama` al-madani no. 13 (January 1993):42-43.
"Money, Media and Strategic Consensus: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy," Middle East Report , no. 180 (January-February 1993):10-15; Arabic translation in Ru'a mughayyira no. 1 (Feb. 1997):30-38.
"New History, New Politics: A Revisionist Historical View," in The Struggle for Peace: Israelis and Palestinians , Elizabeth W. Fernea and Mary E. Hocking, eds. (University of Texas Press, 1992):80-86.
"Exile and Political Activism: The Egyptian-Jewish Communist Emigrés in Paris, 1950-1959" Diaspora 2 (no. 1, 1992):73-94.
"Yanayir 1977: al-tabaqa al-`amila wa'l-yasar al-misri" [January 1977: The Working Class and the Egyptian Left], in Ishkaliyyat al-takwin al-ijtima`i wa'l-fikriyyat al-sha`biyya fi misr: buhuth wa-munaqashat al-nadwa al-muhdah ila Ahmad Sadiq Sa`d, 3-5 mayu 1990 (Nicosia: Dar Ibal, 1992):305-16.
"1919: Labor Upsurge and National Revolution," chapter from Workers on the Nile , in The Modern Middle East: A Reader , Albert Hourani, Philip Khoury and Mary Wilson, eds. (I.B. Tauris, 1992; University of California Press, 1994):395-428.
"Knowing Your Enemy, Knowing Your Ally: The Arabists of Hashomer Hatza`ir (MAPAM)," Social Text no. 28 (July 1991):100-21; Hebrew translation in `Aravim ve-yehudim be-tekufat ha-mandat: mabat hadash `al ha-mehkar ha-histori [Jewish-Arab relations in mandatory Palestine: a new approach to historical research], Ilan Pappé, ed., (Givat Haviva: Center for Peace Research, 1995):179-201.
"Airpower Redux," The Stanford Historian , no. 15 (July 1991):12-15.
"Class, Ethnicity, Gender, National Conflict, and the Formation of Israeli Society" (review essay) Radical History Review , no. 51 (Fall 1991):114-23.
"Labor, Capital and the State in Nasserist Egypt, 1952-1961," International Journal of Middle East Studies 21 (no. 1, 1989):71-90.
"Islam, Marxism, and the Shubra al-Khaymah Textile Workers: Muslim Brothers and Communists in the Egyptian Trade Union Movement," in Islam, Politics, and Social Movements , Edmund Burke, III and Ira M. Lapidus, eds. (University of California Press, 1988):207-27.
"Israel at Forty: The Political Economy/Political Culture of Constant Conflict," Arab Studies Quarterly 10 (no. 3, 1988):433-56.
"From Land Day to Equality Day," MERIP Middle East Report , no. 150 (January-February 1988):24-27; expanded and updated version in Intifada.
"Israel: The Political Economy of a Garrison State and its Future," in The Next Arab Decade: Alternative Futures , Hisham Sharabi, ed. (Westview & Mansell, 1988):241-54; Arabic translations in al-Mustaqbal al-`Arabi , no. 91 (September 1986) and al-`Aqd al-`arabi al-qadim: al-mustaqbalat al-badila (Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies & Arab Unity Studies Center, 1986).
"Palestine for Beginners," Middle East Report, no. 154 (September-October 1988); co-authored with Lisa Hajjar, expanded version in Intifada; revised and updated as "Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer"
"The Communist Movement and Nationalist Political Discourse in Nasirist Egypt," Middle East Journal 41 (no. 4, 1987):568-84.
"Egypt," Colliers Encyclopedia vol. 8 (1987):636-39, 641B-52.
"al-Tabaqa al-`amila wa'l-sira` al-tabaqi fi misr, 1952-1961" [The Working Class and the Class Struggle in Egypt] Qadaya Fikriyya , no. 5 (May 1987).
"Class and Politics in Middle Eastern Societies: A Review Article," Comparative Studies in Society and History 28 (no.3, 1986):552-57.
"Islamic Responses to the Penetration of Capitalism in the Middle East," in The Islamic Impulse, Barbara Stowasser, ed. (Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies & Croom Helm, 1986):87-105.
"Private Capital in Israel," MERIP Middle East Report , no. 142 (September-October 1986):35-38.
"Formation of the Egyptian Working Class," MERIP Reports , no. 94 (February 1981):14-23.
"The Palestine Communist Party, 1919-1948," MERIP Reports , no. 55 (March 1977):3-16.
Book Reviews in:
American Historical Review , Arab Studies Quarterly, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, The European Legacy: Journal of the History of European Ideas, International Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, International Journal of Comparative Religion, International Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Palestine Studies, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Middle East Journal, MESA Bulletin, Middle East Report, Radical History Review
From 1988 to 1995, thirty-one installments of a review essay column, "Editor's Bookshelf," appeared in Middle East Report.