Lisa Lacy

Lisa Lacy
Lecturer Part-Time
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Modern Middle East, British Empire, Islamic history, World history, Islamic Spain/AL-Andalus

  • Ph.D. in History, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. in History, Baylor University
  • B.A. in History, Baylor University
Research Interests

My research interests include the political activities of Lady Anne Blunt, her efforts in the late nineteenth century to encourage Britain to support Egyptian independence, and her consistent support for the Egyptian revolutionaries and their cause. I am also interested in the interaction between British diplomats and officials and the Egyptian intellectual and governing classes.

A different area of research is the political economy of the horse trade between the Arab world and South Asia.

  • Lady Anne Blunt in the Middle East: Politics, Travel, and the Idea of Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, entry for Arabian horse.
  • Standard of Excellence of the Egyptian Arabian Horse. Lexington: Pyramid Society, 2012.
  • Churchill Scholarships
  • Dora Bonham Grants
  • Junior Fellows Group
  • British Studies Fellow
Courses Taught at Baylor
  • History 1307 – World History since 1500
  • History 3310 – The Middle East (intermittently taught)
  • History 4312 – History of the Modern Middle East (intermittently taught)
  • Other courses: Islamic Spain, History of the British Empire, Global Islam
Other Information

Most of my life has centered around horses, which fortunately evolved into a career for the first two-plus decades of my professional life.  My parents (as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins) both graduated from Baylor and inspired me to attend Baylor as well. The two decades between my undergraduate and graduate programs included marriage, family, and a career in the equine business with international contacts and travel. These opportunities to travel widely, especially in the Middle East and Egypt, sparked a lifelong interest in the region, its people, and its culture.