Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

Associate Professor - History
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Room NT 426
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Visiting address Niels Treschows hus Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib is a historian of the modern Middle East. She is the author of A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut (Stanford University Press, 2017). She earned her Ph.D. in History of Culture at the University of Chicago (2010), taught modern Middle East history at the University of Oxford, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo and the EUME program of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Currently she is working on a project that explores folklore in the twentieth-century Levant in relation to the global circulation of knowledge, politics, and aesthetics.


Postdoctoral fellow (2012-2015), Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

Visiting Lecturer (2011-2012), Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011), "Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe," Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Ph.D. History of Culture (2010), University of Chicago

M.A. in Social Sciences (2002), University of Amsterdam

Bach. of Arch. (1998), American University of Beirut

Teaching Experience

University of Oxford: "The History of the Middle East, 1860-1971," (M.Phil.); "The Middle East in the Age of Empire, 1882-1971," (undergraduate); "Nationalism and Imperialism in the Middle East, 1914-1961," (undergraduate); Supervision of undergraduate and M.Phil. theses.

University of Chicago: "Culture of Modernity in the Middle East," (undergraduate & graduate).

American University of Beirut: Introductory Arabic, Intensive Summer Program, Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies.

Reading proficiency in Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Norwegian, Ottoman Turkish.


Tags: History, Modern History, The Middle East, Material Culture
Published Aug. 20, 2012 9:59 PM - Last modified Aug. 24, 2018 2:37 PM