Congratulations to Amr Tawfik Kamal who successfully defended his dissertation, Empires and Emporia: Fictions of the Department Store in the Modern Mediterranean. Advised jointly by Carol B. Bardenstein and Michèle A. Hannoosh, committee rounded out by Mona Domosh (Dartmouth), Jarrod L. Hayes, and Anton Shammas.

Best wishes to Amr as he embarks on life after graduate school at CUNY.