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Hanan Kholoussy

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Department of History
  • Email: [email protected]
Brief Biography

Hanan Kholoussy is an associate professor of history at The American University in Cairo (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, 2022
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. 
    • 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 Magazine Articles, Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries

    • AUC Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
    • AUC Provost Award for Extraordinary Service in the Department of History and as its Senate Representative, 2012
    • 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 Fellowship, 2003
    • Foreign Language Area Studies Research Abroad Fellowship, 2003
    • Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellowship, 1999
    • 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