Visiting Scholars

Qais Akbar Omar

Qais Akbar Omar

Visiting Fellow
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

Marta Puxan-Oliva

Visiting Scholar

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.

Nhora Lucía Serrano

Nhora Lucía Serrano

Visiting Scholar

Nhora Lucía Serrano, a Medievalist and Visual Studies scholar, received her Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and M.A.

Junie Terrier

Junie Terrier

Visiting Associate

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.

To listen to the short story "Parfum" read in French by the author on the national radio France Culture visit: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-les-bonnes-feuilles-junie-terrier-derriere-le-papier-a-fleurs-2014-11-27


Yanqing Zhang

Yanqing Zhang

Visiting Scholar

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 Zhang

Yong Zhang

Visiting Scholar

 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).