Gawdat Gabra: Visiting professor of Coptic Studies
Ph.D., Münster University in Germany
Gawdat Gabra is currently Clinical Professor of Coptic Studies at Claremont Graduate University and Co-Editor in Chief of the Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia. He is a former director of the Coptic Museum in Cairo and a member of the board of the Society of Coptic Archaeology. He has taught at American and Egyptian universities. He is the author of numerous articles and has authored, co-authored, and edited many books on the literary and material culture of Egyptian Christianity, including Be Thou There: The Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2001); Coptic Monasteries: Egypt’s Monastic Art and Architecture (Cairo: AUC Press, 2002); Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis (Cairo: AUC Press, 2005); The Treasures of Coptic Art in the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo (Cairo: AUC Press, 2007); The Churches of Egypt (Cairo: AUC Press, 2007); A Historical Dictionary of the Coptic Church (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008); and Coptic Civilization: Two Thousand Years of Christianity in Egypt (Cairo: AUC Press, 2014).