SLI2015: Rural Nubian Women Economic Empowerment
FR: Howard University (USA)
TO: Aswan University (Egypt)
Naglaa Fathi Mahmoud-Hussein received a Sylff fellowship in 2015 to pursue a PhD in African Languages and Literatures at Howard University in Washington, DC. She has served as a Fulbright scholar at Five Colleges, Inc., in Amherst, MA; an Arabic teacher at Smith College in Northampton, MA; and a visiting research scholar to the English Department at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research interests include African literature in Arabic, Egypt’s African heritage, and Arabic media representations of darker skin. Her current research focus is Nubian Egyptian literature in Arabic during the 1940s and 1960s. Her review of Cleo Cantone’s Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal was published by the journal Islamic Africa in 2012; as a guest contributor to the Middle East Institute, she wrote a piece inspired by her hometown al Minya, “Egypt’s Minya Governorate: Politics and Peasantry.”
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