College / Department

Teaching areas

Classical and Modern Arabic literature, Arabic literature in translation, Arabic literary heritage, Arabs and the Other, Arabic composition, creative writing, TAFL

Research areas

Women's literary salons in Arabic, English, French, and Persian, classical and modern Arabic poetry in translation, al-Nahda, postcolonial literature, women's literary production, teaching Arabic, the Arabic press, gender and women's studies in the Arab region, Arab women's literary Assemblies, Classical and Modern Arabic Literature, teaching Arabic language, Pre-modern anthologies, memory studies, women's biographies..etc


PhD, A double major in Arabic and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington., United States
MA, Comparative Literature, Manouba University, Tunisia
BA, English Literature, Manouba University, Tunisia

Professional experience

Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2020 - Present)
Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2014 - Present)
Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2008 - 2014)
Lector at Yale University, United States(2006 - 2008)
Lecturer at Duke University, United States(2005 - 2006)
Associate Instructor at Indiana University, United States(2002 - 2005)
Assistante at Manouba University, Tunisia(2000 - 2002)


International Comparative Literature Association, 2019 - present
Memory Studies Association , 2019 - present
American Comparative Literature Association, USA., 2008 - present
Middle Eastern Studies Association, USA., 2005 - present
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