Contact Information

Office: Mather House Dean's Office, 10 Cowperthwaite Street

Office Hours: Fall 2024 Office Hours TBA



Luke Leafgren

Lecturer on Comparative Literature

Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Allston Burr Resident Dean of Harvard College for Mather House

Research fields: the Arabic novel; Arabic language pedagogy; the theory and practice of literary translation

Education: PhD in Comparative Literature (Harvard University, 2012); BA in Philosophy and Theology (University of Oxford, 2003); BA in English (Columbia University, 2001)

Literary Translations: Daughter of the Tigris by Muhsin Al-Ramli (2019); The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi (2018); The President’s Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli (2017); Oh, Salaam! by Najwa Barakat (2014); Dates on My Fingers by Muhsin Al-Ramli (2014)