Hoda Elsadda

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University

Dr. Elsadda is a leading scholar of women’s rights in Egypt and the Arab World, and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University. With degrees from both Cairo University and the American University, she taught Comparative Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester from 2005 to 2011. In the past, she fought for changes in the country’s marriage laws and was member of the 50- committee for drafting the constitution in 2013. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Women and Memory Forum and Vice-President of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party.