Carolyn Baugh, a native of Indiana, studied Arabic and Arab Literature at Duke University, graduating summa cum laude. She spent her junior year abroad studying at the American University in Cairo. She rowed crew for AUC on the Nile, where she met her husband, a member of the Egyptian National Crew team. Ms. Baugh and her husband live in Philadelphia with their two daughters.Ms. Baugh is now in her fourth year of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, where her focus is gender issues in Islamic law. She is a frequent public speaker on the subject Islam and women, and is a contributor to The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.
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