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Professor of Comparative Literature and English

Affiliated with:

Department of French & Italian, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Centers for African, Global, Latin American and Caribbean, South Asian and Middle Eastern, European Union, and Translation Studies

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory


Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UIUC (1998)

Research Interests

  • Arabic and Arab Diaspora literatures
  • Arabic intellectual history
  • comparative literature
  • transnational studies
  • postcolonial and translation theory

Professional Information

My current research focuses on the Arabic novel and on Arab literary and cultural relations with the Americas.

Office Address

3080 FLB
707 S Mathews
M/C 160
Urbana, IL 61801


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