Hanan Kholoussy is an associate professor of history at AUC. She earned a joint PhD with distinction in history and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies from New York University, and a joint BS/MA degree with honors in foreign service and Arab studies from Georgetown University.
- Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation. Co-edited with Kristin Celello. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
- For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis That Made Modern Egypt, 1898-1936. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010 (co-published in the Middle East with The American University Press, 2010).
Refereed Book Chapters
“Mining the Archives of Semi-Colonial Cairo’s Shari‘a Courts.” New Approaches to Egyptian Legal History: Late Ottoman Period to the Present. Edited by Khaled Fahmy and Amr Shalakany. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, under production.
“Monitoring and Medicalising Male Sexuality in Semi-Colonial Egypt.” Gender and Sexuality in Islam. Edited by Omnia El Shakry. UK: Routledge, 2016. Originally published in Gender and History. Vol. 22, No. 3 (November 2010): 677-691.
- With Kristin Celello, “Introduction: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation.” Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation. Edited by Kristin Celello and Hanan Kholoussy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016: 1-15.
- “The Fiction (and Non-Fiction) of Egypt's Marriage Crisis.” The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest and Social Change in Egypt, 1999-2011. Edited by Chris Toensing and Jeannie Sowers. New York: Verso, 2012: 272-279. Originally published in Middle East Report Online (December 2010) on
- “Interfaith Unions and Non-Muslim Wives in Early Twentieth-Century Alexandrian Islamic Courts.” Untold Histories of the Middle East: Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Edited by Amy Singer, Christoph K. Neumann, and S. Aksin Somel. London: Routledge, 2010: 54-70.
- “The Nationalization of Marriage in Monarchical Egypt.” Re-Envisioning Egypt, 1919-1952. Edited by Arthur Goldschmidt et al. New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2005: 317–350. Translated into Arabic by Sameh Samir: “Ta’mim al-Zawaj fi Misr fil-‘Ahd al-Malaki.” Tiba: Majalla Niswiyya Nadhariya. Vol. 5, No. 13 (December 2009): 89-146.
Refereed Journal Articles
- “The Private Affairs of Public Officials: Marriage and Masculinity in Interwar and Post-Mubarak Egypt.” Die Welt des Islams: International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam. Vol. 54, No. 3-4 (Fall 2014): 483-503.
- “Internationalizing Interwar Egypt's Bachelor Tax Proposal: The Emasculation of the State and Its Single Sons.” Cairo Papers in Social Science: Masculinities in Egypt and the Arab World: Historical, Literal, and Social Science Perspectives. Vol. 33, No.1 (March 2014): 12-31.
- “Monitoring and Medicalising Male Sexuality in Semi-Colonial Egypt.” Gender and History. Vol. 22, No. 3 (November 2010): 677-691.
- “Talking About a Revolution: Gender and the Politics of Marriage in Early Twentieth-Century Egypt.” Graduate Researcher: Journal for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Vol. 1, No. 2 (2003): 25-34. Translated into Arabic by Mona Ali Ibrahim: “Al-Hadith ‘an Thawrat al-Naw‘a al-Ijtima‘i wa Siyasat al-Zawaj fi Misr fi Bidayat al-Qarn al-‘Ashrin.” Tiba: Majalla Niswiyya Nadhariya. Vol. 1, No. 5 (September 2004): 9-29.
- “Stolen Husbands, Foreign Wives: Mixed Marriage, Identity Formation, and Gender in Colonial Egypt, 1909-23.” Hawwa: Journal of Women in the Middle East and the Islamic World. Vol. 1, No. 2 (July 2003): 206-240.
Solicited Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries
Honors and Awards
- The Making of the Modern Arab World
- The Marriage Crisis and the Middle East
- The Politics of Passion
- Introduction to Middle East Studies
- Interdisciplinary Seminar in Middle East Studies
- Research Methods in Middle East Studies
- History Honor’s Thesis Seminar
- Historical Theory and Methodology
- A History of Women (and Men)
- State and Society in the Middle East, 1699-1914
- Dina Meky et al, “For Better or Worse: Why Divorce Is Difficult for Egyptian Women,” AUC Caravan, Volume 92, Issue 2 (25 September 2011)
Jenna Krajeski, “Love and Revolution,” The New Yorker Magazine, 14 February 2011
Hoda Abdelhamid, “Egypt Marriage Costs Spark Crisis,” Al Jazeera English Television, 17 October 2010
Carina Kamel, “Gateway to the Middle East, CNBC Video, 22 December 2010
Hadeel Al-Shalchi, “In Egypt’s ‘Marriage Crisis,’ a TV Sit-com Becomes a Hit by Laying Out The Woman’s Side,” Associated Press, 04 October 2010
Deborah Amos, “In Egypt, Carrie Bradshaw in a Headscarf,” All Things Considered audio program and print article, National Public Radio (NPR), 17 August 2010
Lena Aloumari, “New History Class Offers Insight into Egypt’s Marriage Crisis,” AUC Caravan Volume 90, Issue 19 (9 May 2010)