Biography

I am an assistant professor in Postcolonial, Comparative and American Studies at An-Najah National University in Palestine and their director in Minor in American Studies Program. I finished my PhD studies in 2016 from Lancaster University in the UK. My thesis, entitled “Expatriation versus Exile: Departures and Returns in Modern American Expatriate Narratives and Post-1948 Exilic Palestinian Writing”, analyses two literary experiences (American and Palestinian) at different historical moments (interwar modernist period and post-1948, respectively) around two notions of “expatriation” and “exile,” and through a “contrapuntal reading.” I currently teach a wide range of courses at An-Najah that are relevant to my field of specialization, including contemporary American Novel, Modern American Literature, Orientalism and Oriental Studies, Postcolonial Literature and Comparative Literature.

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Education
Institution
Lancaster University
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Social Sciences
Department
English and Creative Writing
Thesis
Expatriation versus Exile: Departures and Returns in Modern American Expatriate Narratives and Post-1948 Exilic Palestinian Writing
Speciality
Comparative and Postcolonial Literature
Sub speciality
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Lancaster University
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Social Sciences
Department
English and Creative Writing
Thesis
Politics of 'Home', Economics and Social Norms in Victorian Literature
Speciality
English Literature
Sub speciality
Duration
2012 - 2013
Institution
An-najah University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Faculty of Arts
Department
English department
Thesis
Classroom arrangements
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
2007 - 2010
Institution
Tura Secondary Boys School
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
Thesis
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
2006 - 2007
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
جامعة النجاح الوطنية
Position/Job Description
Assistant Professor
Period
Jan. 8, 2017 - Until Now