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Nicholas Mangialardi is a scholar of Arabic literature and music whose research focuses on modern Egypt. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies at Williams College, where he teaches courses in Arabic language and literature. His work explores conceptions of modernity, heritage, and national identity through the lens of twentieth-century Arab music.
His lecture is titled, (Re)collecting a Golden Age: Popular Singers and Music Heritage in Twentieth-century Egypt.