Riham Bahi is an Assistant Professor at Cairo University and the American University in Cairo. Ms. Bahi is a women’s rights activist, and has spoken extensively on the status of women within Egypt and within Islam. As Assistant Professor at Cairo University, her research interests include relations between the United States and the Muslim world, as well as feminist readings of the Koran. She has also published on gender issues within the Muslim world. She has received a Fulbright award and holds a PhD from Northeastern University.