Kenneth M Cuno

Professor, LAS International Studies

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Personal profile

Kenneth M. Cuno researches, teaches, and writes about the history of the modern Middle East. He received a Ph.D. in history at UCLA in 1985, and taught at the American University in Cairo before coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. He is the author of Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt (2015), which was awarded the Albert Hourani Book Prize by the Middle East Studies Association. Other recent books include Race and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans, co-edited with Terence Walz (2010); and Family, Gender, and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia, co-edited with Manisha Desai (2009). He also authored the chapter on nineteenth-century Egypt in The New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 5 (2010).

Research Interests

Social, economic, and legal history of the modern Middle East; family history.

Education

Ph.D. UCLA 1985

Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention, Albert Hourani Book Prize, awarded by the Middle East Studies Association, for The Pasha's Peasants, 1993.
Albert Hourani Book Prize awarded by the Middle East Studies Association, for Modernizing Marriage, 2015.

Office Address

Department of History
309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright, MC-466
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Phone

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Research Output

Ismāʿīl Pasha

Cuno, K. M., 2019, The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three . Fleet, K., Krämer, G., Matringe, D., Nawas, J. & Rowson, E. (eds.). 3 ed. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, Vol. 6. p. 63-66

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Modernizing Marriage in Egypt

Cuno, K. M., 2018, Marriage, Law and Modernity. Moses, J. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, p. 129-148

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Contextualizing Muhammad 'Abduh's views on the family, marriage, and divorce

Cuno, K. M., Jan 1 2017, Arabic Humanities, Islamic Thought: Essays in Honor of Everett K. Rowson. Lowry, J. E. & Toorawa, S. M. (eds.). Brill Academic Publishers, p. 375-392 18 p. (Islamic History and Civilization; vol. 141).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Marriage Practices: Egypt: Nineteenth to early Twentieth Century

Cuno, K. M., 2017, Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures. Joseph, S. (ed.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Reorganization of the Sharia courts of Egypt: How legal modernization set back women’s rights in the nineteenth century

Cuno, K. M., Jan 1 2016, Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey. Indiana University Press, p. 92-107 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities

Reinventing Marriage in Egypt

Kenneth M Cuno (Invited speaker)

May 11 2016

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Village Families

Kenneth M Cuno (Speaker)

Jun 6 2000

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

American Research Center in Egypt (External organization)

Kenneth M Cuno (Member)

19992005

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Methodological Strategies in Researching rural History

Kenneth M Cuno (Speaker)

Jun 4 2000

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

The Salam Contract in ottoman Egypt

Kenneth M Cuno (Speaker)

Feb 21 2007

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Honors & Recognition