Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Hoda is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University. Previously she held the Chair in the Study of the Contemporary Arab World, in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester, and was Co-Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World in the UK. She co-founded and co-edited Hagar, an interdisciplinary journal in women’s studies published in Arabic. She is a founding member and current Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Women and Memory Forum, a non-governmental research center focusing on gender issues in Arab cultural history.