Curriculum Vitae

 
Education

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2018

 

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, University of Cambridge, June 2010

 

B.A., English and Spanish, Linfield College, June 2008

Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of English / Director of Writing

Linfield College, Fall 2018 – Present, McMinnville, OR

 

Visiting Fellow in British and North American Literature

Universidad de Sevilla, Summer 2015 – Summer 2016, Seville, Spain

Publications

Articles

"The Violence and Fecundity of Mohja Kahf's Translingual Texts." American Quarterly 73.3 (2021): In Press.

“Eating the Matriarch: Locating Identity in the Arab American Female Body.” Amerasia 44.1 (2018): 128-145.

 

“‘A Bastard Jargon’: Language Politics and Identity in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” South Atlantic Review 81.1 (2016): 34-50.

 

Book Chapters

 

“Approaching an Untamed Poetry: Arab North American Poetry in the Classroom.” Teaching Approaches to Asian North American Literature, eds. Jennifer Ho and Jenny Wills. Modern Languages Association Press. (In Press)

 

“Building Bilingualism in Community: A Case Study of ISLA’s First Year as a Spanish Heritage Language Program.” Raising Children Bilingually in the United States, ed. Iulia Pittman. Cambridge Scholars Press. Co-authored with Aerin Benavides. (2015)

 

Encyclopedia Articles

 

“Arab Muslim Women’s Fiction.” Women, Gender and Women’s Fiction: The Americas. The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Supplement 14, ed. Suad Joseph. Brill Online. (2016)

 

Digital Work

 

“Who are we, and where are we going? A critical look at Arab American Studies.” Arab Amreeka: The Arab American Studies Association Blog. Co-authored with Akram Khater. (2015)

 

“Undergraduate Research in Linguistics: Slang and Reality TV.” GRC@UNC: The Office of Undergraduate Research Blog. (2013)

Grants

PLACE Fellow, Linfield University, 2020-2021

Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grant, Linfield College, Summer 2020 (Deferred)

 

Lacroute Initiative Grant, Linfield College, Spring 2020

 

Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grant, Linfield College, Summer 2019

 

Faculty Development Grant, Linfield College, Spring 2019

 

Kenan Fellowship, Office of the Dean, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2018 – Spring 2018 (declined)

 

Travel Grant, Deborah Warren Shelton Endowment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2015, Spring 2018

 

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

 

Travel Grant, Arab American Studies Association, Spring 2017

 

Graduate Research Consultant Grant, Office for Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2017

 

Travel Grant, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2016

 

Visiting Fellow in British and North American Literature, Universidad de Sevilla, Summer 2015 – Summer 2016

 

Working Group Grant, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2015 – Fall 2015

 

The Thelma Zaytoun Research Fellowship, Graduate School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summer 2015

 

Graduate Research Consultant Grant, Office for Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2015

 

Travel Grant, Modern Languages Association, Winter 2015

 

Travel Grant, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2014

 

The Middlebury Grant for French Language Study, Middlebury College, Summer 2012

Awards

Emerging Leaders Award, Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association, Spring 2019

 

Outstanding Comparative Literature Dissertation Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2019

 

Linda Wagner-Martin Prize, Best Post-1900 Dissertation in American Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2018