Hoda Yousef newly tenured professor
Denison University's Board of Trustees has awarded tenure to seven members of the faculty. Those who have been granted tenure and who will be promoted to associate professor in the fall of 2021 are John McHugh, Emily Nemeth, Omedi Ochieng, Hyun Woong Park, Luis Villanueva, Sarah Wolff, and Hoda Yousef.
Yousef joined Denison’s Department of History in 2016. She holds a bachelor’s from Duke University and a master’s and doctorate from Georgetown University. Yousef teaches courses on the premodern Islamic World and the modern Middle East as well as on women and gender, public spaces, and urban life in the Middle East. Her research focuses on how social and cultural ideas have shaped the emergence of modern Egypt, with a particular sensitivity to how even the most gendered, classed, and exclusionary practices could be used by actors of all backgrounds to achieve their interests.