Khaled Fahmy is the Edward Keller Professor of North Africa and the Middle East at Tufts University. He is a historian of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on nineteenth century Egypt. His books and articles deal with the history of the Egyptian army in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the history of medicine, law and urban planning in 19th- and 20th-century Egypt.

Fahmy is educated at the American University in Cairo and the University of Oxford, and has earlier taught at Princeton, NYU, Columbia, Harvard and Cambridge Universities. In addition to his academic publications which have appeared in both English and Arabic, he is also active on regular and social media as well as his own bi-lingual blog: