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)
Founded as a graduate program in 1904 and joining with the undergraduate Literature Concentration in 2007, Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature operates at the crossroads of multilingualism, literary study, and media history.