Visiting Instructor in Arabic
Primary Academic Program: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Middle Eastern Studies
Area of Specialization: modern Persian literature, modern Arabic literature, comparative approaches to modern Arabic and Persian literature, literary representations of war and violence, and Arabic and Persian language pedagogy
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. Also studied at American University in Cairo and Center for Arabic Study Abroad, University of Damascus. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (for Jordan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands); Global Research Fellowship, NYU–Berlin Global Research Institute; and Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education; among others. Publications include “War’s Other Voices: Home Front Narratives in Persian and Arabic Fiction,” forthcoming in an edited volume from the Moments of Silence Conference at NYU–Abu Dhabi. Has previously served as lecturer and language and culture coach at NYU, Writing Fellow at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; instructor in Arabic at Friends Seminary, New York; and teacher of English as a foreign language in Egypt. At Bard: 2013–2014.