MemberHania A.M. Nashef

…American Univ of Sharjah…

Hania A.M. Nashef is a professor in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from University of Kent in the United Kingdom, a Master’s degree from Ohio State University in English Literature, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and French Literatures also from OSU.  Prior to joining academic life, she worked in television in the UAE. Her research interest is multidisciplinary, publishing on literature and media. Her publications have included articles on comparative, postcolonial/postmodern literature, media representations, and literary journalism. Her most recent publication is Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness (Routledge: 2019).  Her monograph The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J. M. Coetzee (2009) was also published by Routledge. Her publications also include a number of journal articles on J.M. Coetzee and José Saramago. She has also published on Palestinian literature, film, Arab media representations and virtuality.  She is currently working on literary journalism and film in the Arab world.      

MemberDara Goldman

Dara E. Goldman is an Associate Professor of Spanish, specializing in contemporary Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures, gender and sexualities studies and cultural studies. She is the author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2008) and has also published numerous articles on how Caribbean identities are represented in contemporary literature and film. Professor Goldman has served as Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies and also holds appointments as Affiliate Faculty in several camps units, including the Program in Comparative and World Literatures, Center for Global Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, Latina/Latino Studies, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory, and Women & Gender in a Global Perspective.