Maha Hassan teaches in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at The American University in Cairo. She holds a BA, MA and PhD in English and comparative literature. In 2006, she earned her professorship in the same field. She has had over twenty articles published in various journals and periodicals, and has taken part in numerous national and international conferences.
Hassan has had opportunities for studying and receiving pedagogical training in both Scotland and the United States. Her teaching experience spans over 25 years and covers the fields of composition, English literature, civilization, comparative literature, translation, simultaneous interpretation and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). For some time she experienced teaching at Cairo University, and has also taught at most of the national and private universities in Egypt. Hassan also has administrative experience, having frequently trained junior staff members and supervised their work. Additionally, she served as the head of the English and translation department at the Sixth of October University from 2004 to 2006.
Hassan is a professional translator who has translated numerous articles, book chapters and sections of international encyclopedias, and she has a number of published translations as well. Currently, she often referees articles for academic journals and takes part in the defense of MA and PhD dissertations.
She participates regularly in literature and teaching symposia, serves on panels for discussion of MA and PhD thesis, and acts as a referee for a number of reputable scholarly journals in the field of literature.
- “Sharing America: Reinstating Chinese American Masculinity in Maxine Hong Kingston’s China Men. Cairo Studies in English, 2009.
- “Recolonizing the Self: The Indian American Immigrant Experience in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine”. The Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Comparative Literature Organized by Cairo University, 2007.
- “The Critique of Nationalism in Amitav Ghosh’s “The Shadow Lines”. Cairo Studies in English”, 2006.