Associate Professor
Department of History


Brief Biography

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. 

    • Books

      • 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.” In Oxford Handbook of Modern Egyptian History. Edited by Beth Baron and Jeffrey Culang. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming
      • “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 http://www.merip.org/mero/interventions/fiction-non-fiction-egypts-marri...
      • “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

      • 2012: AUC Excellence in Teaching Award
      • 2012: AUC Provost Award for Extraordinary Service in the Department of History and as its Senate Representative.
      • 2008: Honorable Mention for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in Humanities
      • 2007: New York University Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship
      • 2004: Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
      • 2003: American Research Center in Egypt Dissertation Fellowship
      • 2003: Foreign Language Area Studies Research Abroad Fellowship
      • 1999: Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellowship
      • A History of Happiness
      • A History of Healing
      • The Marriage Crisis and the Middle East
      • Women and Gender
      • The Making of the Modern Arab World
      • A History of Women (and Men)
      •  Arabs in America
      • State and Society in the Middle East, 1699-1914
      • 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