PhD, Comparative Literature, UCLA
MA, Philology, University of Bucharest
- Transnational, postcolonial, and postcommunist studies
- Modern Arabic literature (dictatorship literature; autobiographical studies; human rights; intersections of literary and international development studies – ‘developmental narratives’, etc.)
- Francophone literatures and cinemas of North Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, East Asia and Eastern Europe
- Middle Eastern women’s literature and film
- Gendered medical humanities
- Critical theory
- Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political Prison Literature. Rowman and Littlefield: Lexington Books, 2011. (co-editor)
- “Institutional Memories and Transgenerational Conflicts: The House of Terror and the Memorial Museum of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance.” (forthcoming)
- “Redeeming Francophonie: A New Concept of Francité,” The International Journal of Francophone Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 2&3 (2009): 341-364.
- “(Im)Possible Representations: The Place of Negativity in the Autobiographical Writing,” The Comparatist, vol. 31 (2007): 50-66.
- “From Plato to Derrida and Theories of Play,” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 5.4 (2003). http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol5/iss4/5.
- “Deviating from the Norm? Two Easts Testify to a Prison-Aesthetics of Happiness.” Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political Prison Literature. Rowman and Littlefield: Lexington Books, 2011: 185-205.
- Making and Studying Modern Middle East (Middle Eastern Studies 50C)
- Modern Arabic Literature in English: Arab Women’s Literature and Film (CL 167/AR 151)
- Arabophone, Francophone, and Anglophone Representations of the Self (CL 4DW)
- The Transnational Literature of Human Rights (CL 4DW)
- The Age of Enlightenment to the 20th Century (CL 4CW)
- Novels that Predicted a Revolution (CL 4DW)
- The Libidinal Economy of Transnational Exchange (CL 4DW)
- Dictatorship, Authoritarianism, and Dissent (CL 4DW)