Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Historical Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Biography:Professor Elhoudaiby, a political analyst and researcher, specializes in Islamic movements and democratization and political economies of the Middle East. In addition to his academic work he has served as a research fellow at FRIDE in Madrid; the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin; and the House of Wisdom Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo. Recent publications include “The National Game: Genealogy of the Egyptian Football League,” in Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game (July 2022); “The Birth of the Investor: Shareholding, Modern Islamic Law, and the Rise of Islamic Finance,” in Islamic Law and Society (2022); and “Rights in Islamic Legal Works,” in The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse (2018), among others. Honors and fellowships include Leibniz Institute for European History Dissertation Completion Fellowship and, at Columbia, a Teaching Scholars Fellowship; Heyman Center for Humanities Fellowship; and Margaret Abdel-Ahad Pennar Fellowship. He has taught courses covering subjects such as contemporary civilization; politics and society in the Middle East; and shariah and society.
BS, American University in Cairo; Diploma of Islamic Studies, High Institute of Islamic Studies, Cairo; MA, political science, American University in Cairo; MA, MPhil, Columbia University. At Bard since 2022.