Eve M. Troutt Powell

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies

SAS Graduate Division, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 322A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228

(215) 898-7156

As Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Eve M. Troutt Powell oversees the School's doctoral programs, which take place in 33 graduate groups and enroll approximately 1,400 students. She is also responsible for several SAS centers.

Dr. Troutt Powell is a distinguished historian of the modern Middle East, with a special interest in the region's relationship with Africa. Her latest book is Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement in Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Empire. She has received fellowships from the American Research Center in Egypt and the Social Science Research Council, and has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In 2003 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Troutt Powell has been at Penn since 2006. Prior to taking on the role of Associate Dean, she served as Graduate Chair in History and is a member of the Executive Committees of the Middle East Center and the Center for Africana Studies.

Professor Troutt Powell received her B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before coming to Penn, she taught for ten years at The University of Georgia.