Who Is She

Personal information

Assistant Professor of History and Middle East Studies
Hanan Kholoussy

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Contact information / Work

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


Anticolonial Nationalism
Gender in the Modern Middle East
History and Cultures of the Middle East
Islamic personal status laws

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
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member, American Historical Association
Member, Japan Association for Middle East Studies
Member, Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
Productions and works: 
"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