Author Archives: Shatha Almutawa

About Shatha Almutawa

Shatha is the associate editor of Perspectives on History. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she worked on Muslim and Jewish intellectual history. Her BA is from Mount Holyoke College. From 2009-2013 she was editor of Sightings, which is published by the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, and she also worked at the University of Chicago Press, Inc. magazine and the journal CrossCurrents. She has taught at Qatar University, where she was an assistant professor in the history department, Bradley University, where she was a visiting professor, as well as Cornell College, Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago. She served as Iraq Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA between 2009 and 2011.

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Our War: American Reflections on the Civil War

“Being in the funeral business . . . You hear things that you should never acknowledge. You hold history in your hands. You watch history buried. And you realize that people depend on you to keep their true history alive.