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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

16 November 2022
Cambridge University Press & Assessment has announced a new Chair of its influential Academic Publishing Committee. Professor Amira K. Bennison will head the Committee, which decides which books and journals will carry the prestigious Cambridge University Press imprint.
Professor Amira K. Bennison


Professor Bennison, Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib and a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, takes over the role from Professor Kenneth Armstrong, who stood down on 1 October 2022. 

Reacting to her appointment, Professor Bennison said: “I’m delighted of course and I was honoured when Professor Armstrong asked me to consider it. When you get to be a professor, the question is often: ‘what next? What are you going to do at that level?’ and this seemed like a very worthwhile endeavour.”

In this article from the Press website, Professor Bennison talks about her recent appointment