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Jacob Berman 

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Washington & Lee University

Master's Degree: University of Chicago

PhD: University of California at Santa Barbara

Phone: (225) 578-3136


Office: 232-B Allen Hall


Awards & Honors

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
National FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship 2003 (Morocco), 2001 (Yemen)---$5,000
University of California Graduate Humanities Research Fellowship 2002-3---$15,000
National FLAS Full-year Fellowship, 2001-2---$15,000

Selected Publications

American Arabesque: Arabs, Islam and the Nineteenth Century Imaginary.  NYU Press, in the series America and the Long Nineteenth Century 2012.

Journal Articles:
“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,
Spring 2006).

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).