Mona Kareem

Mona Kareem

Assistant Professor of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton

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    Washington University
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Mona Kareem (she/they) holds a PhD in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her research focuses on literary cultures of race, class, and gender in the Global South, with a focus on Afro-Asian encounters in the Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf region. Her scholarship is comparative and interdisciplinary, crossing the bounds of Arab, South Asian, and African studies. She has been a fellow at the Crown Center at Brandeis, the Center for Humanities at Tufts, the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, the Arabic program at the University of Maryland College Park, and the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin. She is also the author of three poetry collections, and the translator of Octavia Butler, Ashraf Fayadh, and Ra’ad Abdulqadir, among others.