Bachelor's Degree(s): Washington & Lee University
Master's Degree: University of Chicago
PhD: University of California at Santa Barbara
Junior Faculty Nominee for NEH Summer Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 2007-8---$6,000
Faculty Research Grant, Louisiana State University, 2007-8---$10,000
Council of Research Summer Grant, Louisiana State University, Summer 2007---$5,000
Pearce Dissertation Research Fellowship, UCSB, Fall 2005---$2,000
University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2003-4---$15,000
Consortium for Literature, Theory & Culture Fellowship, UCSB, 2003-4---$5,000
American Arabesque: Arabs, Islam and the Nineteenth Century Imaginary. NYU Press, in the series America and the Long Nineteenth Century 2012.
“The Barbarous Voice of Democracy: American Captivity in Barbary and the Multicultural Specter,” forthcoming in American Literature (Vol.79, No.1, March 2007, pp.1-28).
“Domestic Terror and Poe’s Arabesque Interior,” ESC: English Studies in Canada (Vol.
31, Issue 1,
Articles in Books:
“Trans-nationalism, Arab American Identity and the Legacy of the Mahjar.” The Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas, Evelyn Alsultany and Ella Shohat, eds. (University of Michigan Press, 2008).
“Mahjar Legacies: A Reinterpretation.” Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora, Evelyn Alsultany and Ella Shohat, eds. (University of Michigan Press, 2012).