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7th Year Ph.D. Student
I am a sixth year-graduate student in the department of Near Eastern Studies. Entitled “the Poetics of Translation in the Nineteenth Century Arabic Maqāmāt,” my dissertation examines the works of (Ahmad) Fāris al-Shidyāq, Rifāʿa al-Ṭahṭāwī, and Nāṣīf al-Yāzijī with a focus on the intersections among genre, travel, and translation.
Deborah Starr (Chair), Ross Brann, Shawkat Toorawa
- Lynn Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2011.
- Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace, the School of Hebrew Language, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, Summer 2014.
- School of Criticism and Theory Fellowship, Seminar Attended: “Story of Reason in Islam,” led by Sari Nusseibeh. Cornell University, Ithaca, Summer 2015.
- Dissertation Writing Group Award, the Society for the Humanities, 2018-19.
- FWS: On Islands: Poetics of the Insular in World Literature
- FWS: The Sons of Sinbad: Reading in Arabic Travel
- Modern and Medieval Arabic Literature
- Translation Studies
- Travel Writing
- Critical Theory
- Poetics and Geopoetics
- The Essay and Essayism
- Science Fiction and the Postcolonial
- Umberto Eco
- Near Eastern Studies