Nasser Meerkhan, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 2017).
Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of Virginia (2017)
M.A., Hispanic Studies, Villanova University (2013)
B.A., Spanish Literature, Damascus University, Syria (2011)
Medieval & Early Modern Iberian literature
Historiography in Al-Ándalus
Nasser's research focuses on transcultural, transtemporal and translinguistic texts. Since beginning his graduate studies in the United States in 2011, he has been drawn to Medieval Iberia as a place of paradox: at once a space of uncertainty and of turmoil, yet also one of hope and toleration. In addition to historiography, his research includes Islamic influence on Cervantes, maqamat art in Medieval Iberia, the picaresque, Averroes’ translation of Plato’s Politics, male-friendship in Celestina, and twelfth-century philosophical Andalusi treatise, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan.