Annie DeVries came to Samford after previously holding teaching positions at the University of Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College. Her professional interests include global and comparative history, imperialism, modern Egypt, the modern Middle East, and women’s and gender history. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation research, which looks at Cairo’s cosmopolitan society in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Annie also enjoys watching a good soccer match, hiking, knitting, sewing and traveling near and far. She and her husband, Stephen, a food and travel photographer, were expecting their first child in September, 2016.