Formerly, Egypt Migrations was the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP). CCHP was founded by Michael Akladios in fall 2016. Miray Philips joined in 2017 as the Blog editor. And in 2020, we made the transition from the Coptic Canadian History Project to Egypt Migrations! We settled on ‘Egypt Migrations’ for two important reasons. First, “Egypt” does not ascribe a national affiliation for migration actors, while still recognizing the power of the nation and its borders on people’s lives. Second, “migrations” allows us to tell stories of internal migrations, emigration and immigration globally. Egypt Migrations will build on the success of the CCHP to share in the impact of demographic minorities on twentieth century international migrations
Miray Philips is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota and a Visiting Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. Her dissertation explores politics and representations of Middle East Christians, especially Coptic Egyptians, in US foreign policy. She is broadly interested in religion and politics, diaspora politicization, memory and cultural trauma, and the politics of knowledge production. Miray was born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait, and now lives between Minneapolis and Washington DC.