American University in Cairo

H.kholoussy

Hanan Kholoussy in Associate Professor at The American University in Cairo. She earned a joint PH.D. with distinction in History and Middle Eastern Islamic Studies from New York University, and a joint B.S./M.A. with honours in Foreign Service and Arab Studies from Gerogetown University. She has published several articles on marriage, gender, Islamic law, and Egyptian history and has been a frequent commentator in the Egyptian and international media about Egypt’s contemporary marriage crisis. Her book, For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis That Made Modern Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2010; AUC Press, 2010), explores how the marriage crisis became the lens through which Egyptians critiqued larger socioeconomic and political concerns in early twentieth-century Egypt and imagined a postcolonial nation free of British rule. She most recently co-edited with Kristen Celello Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis and Nation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), an interdisciplinary collection of articles by scholars examining how diverse individuals have deployed the institution of marriage of marriage to talk not only about intimate relationships, but also to understand the nation, its problems, and various socioeconomic and political transformations in twelve different nations. Her research is based on press articles, Islamic court records, and laws from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Relevant Publications:

Volumes and 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 Journal Articles
  • “The Private Affairs of Public Officials: Mixed Marriage and Diplomacy 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 [Tiba: Journal of Gender Theory]. 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.
 
Refereed Book Chapters
  • “Monitoring and Medicalising Male Sexuality in Semi-Colonial Egypt.” In 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.
  • Co-authored with Kristin Celello. “Introduction: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation.” In 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.
  • “Mining the Archives of Semi-Colonial Cairo’s Shari‘a Courts.” In 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, 2016, in production.
  • “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), http://www.merip.org/mero/interventions/fiction-non-fiction-egypts-marriage-crisis
  • “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 [Tiba: Journal of Gender Theory]. Vol. 5, No. 13 (December 2009): 89-146.