Touria Nakkouch is director of studies of a graduate program on Comparative Literature and is lecturer of English and Comparative Literature at the School of Humanities, Ibn-Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco. She is also a Higher Education Expert and is currently working with the European Commission on Erasmus + programs of mobility and joint graduate programs, in the scope of the Bologna Process.
Harvard University Scholars at Risk Fellow
Qais Akbar Omar (whose first name is pronounced “Kice”) is the author of A Fort of Nine Towers, published in more than twenty countries.
Omar was born in 1982 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has a BA in journalism from Kabul University. He studied business at Brandeis University and has an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado. Currently he is a Scholars at Risk Fellow at Harvard University.
Marta Puxan-Oliva obtained her PhD in English and Comparative Literature in 2010 from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities from 1997-2011, teaching in both fields.
Junie Terrier is a French writer and translator. She recently published a collection of short stories in France called “Derrière le papier à fleurs”/“Behind the Flower Wallpaper”. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she is a visiting associate in the department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University doing research for her first novel.
Branko Vraneš is a member of the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade teaching Serbian Literature of the 20th Century. There he is currently working on his PhD thesis, The End of Modern: The Ideal of Chivalry in the Contemporary Serbian and World Novel.
Ksenija Vulović is a member of the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade where she is currently working on her PhD thesis, The Narrative of Love in Novels of Julio Cortázar and Milorad Pavić,and teaching Spanish American Literature, Introduction to Hispanic Studies and Hispanic Cinema.
Yanqing Zhang is professor of English and Translation Studies at the School of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China. She is currently working on the comparative study of Chinese and American classical literature from the perspective of translation.
Yong obtained his Ph.D. in Modern Chinese Literature from Tsinghua University (Beijing China) in 2008. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chinese Literature of Xi’an Jiaotong University (Xi’an China).