Hiroko Miyokawa is a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Middle East Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. She conducted field work in Egypt from 2007 to 2011 and she obtained her Ph. D. in area studies from Sophia University (Tokyo) in 2016. Her current research interests include the construction of ethno-religious identity among the Coptic Christians in early twentieth century Egypt, the relationship between ethnicity and religion, the use of archaeology in the development of nationalism in the Middle East. Her recent publication is Hiroko Miyokawa ed., The Churches of Eastern Christianity: A Research Guide and Basic Data. Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, 2017, 608 p. (in Japanese).