Assistant Professor of Arabic
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Biography:Ziad Dallal’s areas of research/interest include modern Arabic literature and intellectual history, critical theory, translation theory, political philosophy, philology, Marxism and finance, and film theory. He has also written about contemporary Arabic theater and contemporary music in Lebanon and served as lead translator and adviser on This Is Home: A Refugee Story, a 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner for world cinema documentary. Publications and conference papers include “Arabic Hip Hop: El Rass and the New Identity,” in Bidayat; “The Madhahib of Modernity: Al-Shidyaq and Literary Politics” at American University of Beirut; “Sovereignty, Contingency, and Arab Tragedy: The Plays of Sulayman al-Bassam” at a conference of the Middle East Studies Association; and “Time Travel and the Recouping of the Nahdah,” an American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) paper presented in New York. Dallal has served as an instructor at New York University and American University of Beirut, teaching courses such as Antiquity and the 19th Century, Islamic Societies, On Liberation, and Arab and Middle Eastern Studies.
BA, American University of Beirut; PhD, New York University. At Bard since 2018.