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Stacy E. Holden

Stacy E. Holden is an Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, and her research and teaching focus on the Middle East and North Africa as well as American engagement with the Arab world. She is the author of The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco (University Press of Florida, 2009) and A Documentary History of Modern Morocco (University Press of Florida, 2012). Professor Holden is currently writing a book that addresses how and why tales of the captivity of Americans by Muslims--including the recent case of Jessica Lynch during the Iraq War (2003-2011)--have long fascinated the citizens of the US.