Ahmad Diab, Ph.D. (New York University, 2015).
Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature.
Ahmad Diab received his B.A. from Damascus University, majoring in English Literature. He completed an M.A. in English Literature at City University of New York while on a Fulbright scholarship. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University. On an Erasmus Mundus scholarship he spent a semester of research at Universitat de Barcelona. His research interests are twentieth and twenty-first century Arabic literature; translation studies; Arabic philology; Middle Eastern cinema; post-colonial politics of culture and representation.
Diab’s work has appeared in the Arab Studies Journal, the Journal of Palestine Studies, the Washington Square Review, Wasafiri, Jadaliyya, and Al-Shabaka. The courses he has taught include:
- Arabic 298: Narrating self and other in modern Arabic literature (seminar in Arabic).
- Arabic 298: Ard Al-Kalaam - The Land of Words, Palestine in modern Arabic literature (seminar in Arabic).
- Arabic 111B: Rabi’ fi Al-Ramaad - Spring in the Ashes, a literary examination of the Arab spring, its preludes and events (lecture in Arabic).