Professor cooke is the Education Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center at Duke University, and was the Chair of Asian and African Languages and Literature (AALL) there from 2001-2004. In the Fall of 2010 she was the Scholar in Residence at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, and in the Spring of 2006 she was the Visiting Professor at Islamic State University, Jakarta, Indonesia. She received her doctorate from the St Antony's College, Oxford in 1980.
Professor cooke is the author of several books, including Yahya Haqqi: the Anatomy of an Egyptian Intellectual, War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War, Women and the War Story, Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature, Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official and a novel entitled Hayati, My Life. She co-edited Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing.
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