Walter Armbrust


Walter Armbrust is a visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University.

Articles by this Author
Transgressing Patriarchy

There is a general perception in Egypt today, shared by fans and many critics, that “old” Egyptian films depicted sex more tastefully than recent films. The following passage by critic Hisham Lashin is typical:


Nasrallah, On Boys, Girls and the Veil

Yousry Nasrallah’s new documentary film, On Boys, Girls and the Veil, touches on a paradoxical aspect of Egyptian filmmaking. Despite the ubiquitous hijab -- the neo-Islamic “veil” -- in Egyptian life, covered...