Education

 

  • CPhil, 2015 – UCLA (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)
  • MA, 2009 – University of Pennsylvania (Arabic and Islamic Studies)
  • BA, 2007 – The College of William and Mary (History, Government)

Research

  • Arabic literature
  • Persian literature
  • Transnationalism
  • Modernism
  • Translation

Publications

Articles

  • (2016) “Strange Bedfellows: The Crisis of Modernity in Najīb Maḥfūẓ’s al-Qāhira al-Jadīda (Cairo Modern),” Middle Eastern Literatures, 18:3, 264-282. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1475262X.2016.1199094)
  • (forthcoming 2017) “Translating Tahrir: From Praxis to Theory with Tahrir Documents,” co-authored with Emily Drumsta and Elias Saba, The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Translation, eds. Sameh F. Hanna, Hanem El-Farahaty and Abdel Wahab Khalifa

Dissertations

Speaking Laterally: The Transnational Poetics of Iraqi and Iranian Modernism

Honors & Awards

  • 2016-2017: Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
  • 2014: Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA
  • 2013-2014: Graduate Research Mentorship, UCLA
  • 2013: Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA
  • 2012-2013: Academic Year FLAS for Persian, UCLA
  • 2012: Summer FLAS for Persian, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2008-2009: Academic year FLAS for Persian, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2008: Summer FLAS for Arabic, Fes, Morocco
  • 2006: William and Mary Reves Center Critchfield Scholarship, American University of Beirut

Courses

  • Arabic language

Fields of Interest

  • Arabic Literature
  • Persian Literature
  • Continental philosophy
  • Marxism