Samia Mehrez

Samia Mehrez obtained her BA and MA degrees at the American University in Cairo and completed her Ph.D. at UCLA where her dissertation focused on the works of the Egyptian writer Gamal al-Ghitani. She taught at Cornell University from 1984-1990 in the Department of Near Eastern Studies before she came to AUC where she currently teaches modern Arabic literature. She has published several articles in the fields of modern Arabic literature, postcolonial literature, translation studies, gender studies and cultural studies. She is the author of Egyptian Writers between History and Fiction: Essays on Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim and Gamal al-Ghitani, AUC Press, 1994 and 2004. She has completed a manuscript entitled The Battle for Culture: Egypt at the Turn of the 21st Century that is forthcoming in 2006.

 

 

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