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Hoda M. Zaki

Hoda M. Zaki

Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science, Co-director of African American Studies

Tel: 301-696-3697
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 117
Office hours: Tuesday: 1-5 p.m. and by appointment


  • B.A. The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
  • M.A., Atlanta University
  • Ph.D., Atlanta University

Courses taught

  • PSCI 333 Modern Political Thought
  • AFPS 353
  • AFAM 470


Hoda Zaki specializes in 20th century utopian and African American political thought. She teaches courses in African and African American political thought, autobiography and politics, theories of democracy and African American women's political and social thought. Her publications focus on utopian thought in popular culture, black science fiction, and the intersection of race, education and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s. She directs the African American studies program at Hood College.


  • Civil Rights and Politics at Hampton Institute: The Legacy of Alonzo G. Moron (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007)
  • Orientalism in Science Fiction, in Food for Our Grandmothers: Writings by Arab-Americans and Arab-Candadian Feminists (Boston: South End Press, 1994)