Patrick Kane is Lead Instructor of History at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.  I wrote The Politics of Art in Modern Egypt:  Aesthetics, Ideology and Nation-building (London:  I.B. Tauris, 2012), and continue to write, lecture and research problems in modern culture and capitalism.

My most recent article is a chapter on censorship in Egypt from the 1930s-50s in the forthcoming anthology issued by the history department at Bonn University’s project on Censorship in Modern Egypt.

Sincere thanks are due the Sharjah Art Museum for inviting my contribution of a chapter The Dynamics of Modern Arab Art for the catalogue of their Modern and Contemporary Art Collection.  My thanks are due to Alya Mohamed Al Mulla, Curator of the Sharjah Art Museum, and to Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Camilla Chaudhuri, and Professor Salwa Mikdadi at NYU Abu Dhabi.