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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) is the home to the core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and arts at AUC. HUSS comprises 10 departments: Applied Linguistics, Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Arts, English and Comparative Literature, History, International and Comparative Education, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology. Contact HUSS departments.

 

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Award-Winning Reem Bassiouney: 'Writing About History is Liberating'

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group recently held a launch event celebrating award-winning novelist and AUC Professor of Applied Linguistics Reem Bassiouney’s new book, Sabeel Al Gharek. With the first edition selling out in only five days and the second edition released shortly after, the book has been achieving substantial success.

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$1.3 Million HUSS Grant for the Future of Art at AUC

AUC’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences was recently awarded a grant agreement worth approximately $1.3M over two years from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) to fund “The Interdisciplinary Future of Art Education at AUC.”

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Graphic Design Alumnae Recognized for 'Best Arab Posters'

Lana Kurdi '20 and Mariem Abutaleb '20, graduates of the graphic design program, both designed posters that were recently recognized as some of the 100 Best Arabic Posters of 2020.    Curated in Quarantine Kurdi created both of her posters while staying home during the lockdown last year. 

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Msh Zanbek Theatre Performance

Msh Zanbek, an upcoming play that explores the issue of sexual harassment from various perspectives, including family and couple, bystander, victim and perpetrator, male and female, power and incapacity. Co-creators of the play Jillian Campana, professor of theatre and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with Dina Amin, head of the Theatre Program and associate professor of theatre.

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HUSS is available to support you and answer your questions Sunday through Thursday 9 am- 3 pm. Kindly find below each individual department contact information.

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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

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A History of Arab Graphic Design

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Egypt 1919: The Revolution in Literature and Film

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Kingship, Power, and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt

Kingship, Power, And Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt

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Western Theatre in Global Contexts, Directing and Teaching Culturally Inclusive Drama Around the World

Western Theatre in Global Contexts

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Language of Tomorrow

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HUSS in Motion

Noura, Off Broadway play by Heather Raffo

Noura play, in which Raffo gives an exceptional performance, brings the experience of Iraqi refugees to the stage through the compelling story of Noura and her Chaldean Catholic family who fled their home in Mosul, Iraq eight years ago to the United States. Inspired by the stories and lives of Arab-American women and loosely based on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Noura investigates definitions of home and tells the story of how we try to balance our past with the present.

In the Making: AUC Melodies for the centennial celebration

Delight in music by the highly lauded Lions of Cairo and the Cairo Guitar Collective. Enjoy a unique collaboration between AUC music majors and the Cairo Festival Orchestra – the University’s professional orchestra in residence – in an uplifting Concerto-Aria concert.

Islamic Inscriptions: Reading Between the Lines

Bernard O'Kane, professor at AUC's Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, documents historic inscriptions found on centuries-old Islamic monuments. For the first time, thousands of inscriptions are recorded on a database and made accessible to scholars from different disciplines, in an effort to preserve narratives of the past.

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