I teach Classical Arabic literature at the American University in Cairo and am a co-editor of the journal Middle Eastern Literatures. I am currently working on a book project that traces the development of media formats and circulation networks against developments in the artistic tradition we call Classical Arabic poetry. I am always looking for unknown or ignored sources for Classical Arabic poetry and enjoy spending time in the company of manuscripts.
I enjoy contributing to AGYA’s mission of promoting interdisciplinary and transnational research and educational capacity-building in the Arab region and Germany.
|2022 - today||Associate Professor, Department of Arab & Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo, Egypt|
|2021 - today||Co-editor, Middle Eastern Literatures|
|2017 - 2022||Associate Professor, School of Modern Languages, Durham University, UK|
|2017||First Prize (tied), Arabic to English Translation, Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and Int’l Understanding. Shared with Katharine Halls for our translation of Raja Alem, The Dove’s Necklace (Duckworth Overlook, 2016).|
|2017 - 2020||Associate Editor, Journal of Arabic Literature|
|2012 - 2017||Assistant Professor, Dept of Arab & Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo, Egypt|
|2014||DPhil in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK|
|2010 - 2011||DAAD visiting doctoral research, Institut für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany|
|2008||MA in Arabic Language and Literature, American University in Cairo, Egypt|
|2006||BA in Comparative Literature, UCLA, USA|