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Hanan Kholoussy

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Assistant Professor of History and Middle East Studies
Hanan Kholoussy

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American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus


Joint PhD, History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University, 2008
Joint BS/MA, Foreign Service and Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 1999



Work history

Assistant Professor, History and Middle East Studies, The American University in Cairo
Adjunct Professor, Modern Middle Eastern History, Temple University, Japan Campus
Instructor, Middle Eastern Societies, New York University
"Monitoring and Medicalizing Male Sexuality in Semi-Colonial Egypt.” Gender and History. Vol. 22, No. 3 (Fall 2010): 1-15.
For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis That Made Modern Egypt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. Co-published in the Middle East by The American University in Cairo Press.
“Interfaith Unions and Non-Muslim Wives in the Early Twentieth-Century Alexandria Islamic Courts.” Untold Histories of the Middle East: Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries. London: Routledge, 2010.
"The Nationalization of Marriage in Monarchical Egypt." Re-Envisioning Egypt, 1919-1952. New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2005: 317–350.


Honorable Mention for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in Humanities, 2008
New York University Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, 2007
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2004
American Research Center in Egypt Dissertation Fellowhip, 2003