Nominees for BRISMES Treasurer (2023-2026)

Hannah Elsisi

Hannah Elsisi is a social, intellectual and gender historian of the modern Middle East and North Africa in the world. Her research, teaching and academic service focus on global histories of gendered, carceral and capitalist regimes of power, mobility and subjectivity. Hannah is Assistant Professor of History and Gender Studies at New York University, Abu Dhabi and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London (2023-25). From 2020-2022 was a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge where she remains an affiliate Lecturer in the History Faculty and Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Gender Studies. Hannah was previously Lecturer in Middle East History at King’s College London (2018-2020) and took her PhD in History from Merton College, Oxford University in 2020 (over zoom!). Her thesis was awarded the Malcolm Kerr and Leigh Douglas awards for best dissertation in Middle East Studies by MESA and BRISMES respectively. Hannah is an elected member of BRISMES’ CAF, and brings over a decade’s experience and international reputation of academic and community service in the field of Middle East Studies internationally, and in UK Higher education more widely, including having served as a charity trustee of Pembroke College and on the Fellowship committee with hiring, finance and budgetary responsibilities. Publications include: Gender & History, JMEWS, Historical Research and forthcoming, Lovers in the Citadel: Prisons and Other Architectures of Subjection in Egypt and Behind the Sun: Prison Writing in an Egyptian Century.  

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