College / Department

Teaching areas

Modern Arabic literature in translation, modern Arabic poetry, modern Arabic prose, Arabic literary heritage

Research areas

women’s literary salons in Arabic, English, French, and Persian, classical and modern Arabic poetry in translation, postcolonial literature, women’s literary production in eighteenth-and nineteenth- century France, and women’s biographies.


PhD (double), Arabic and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, USA. (April 22, 2008).
MA, Comparative Literature, Manouba University, Tunisia, 2000.
BA, English Language and Literature, Manouba University,Tunisia, 1998.

Professional experience

2008-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic and Translation Studies, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
2006-2008: Lector, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University, CT, USA.
2005-2006: Lecturer, Department of Asian and African Languages and Literatures, Duke University, NC, USA.
2002-2005: Associate Instructor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Bloomington, Indiana University, USA.
2000-2002: Assistante, Department of English, Manouba University, Tunisia.


Middle East Studies Association, American Comparative Literature Association, Modern Arabic Language Association

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