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Thompson, Thomas

Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies, Pembroke Center
Brown University


Levi Thompson is the Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies at the Pembroke Center at Brown University and a member of the Pembroke Seminar “Cultures of Pacifism” (2017-2018). He holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA, where he wrote his dissertation, “Speaking Laterally: Transnational Poetics and the Rise of Modern Arabic and Persian Poetry in Iraq and Iran.” He translates Arabic and Persian poetry and teaches Arabic language courses along with classes on the literatures and cultures of the modern Near East. During the fall of 2017, he is teaching "Framing Gender In Middle Eastern Cinema" and working on a project titled "An Iraqi Poet and the Peace Partisans: Transnational Pacifism and the Poetry of Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab."

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Arabic   
Islamic Studies   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Translation   
Persian   
Transnationalism   
Modern   
Comparative   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Islamic World   
All Middle East   
Egypt   
Iran   
Iraq   
SPECIALTIES
Arabic Literature   
Persian Literature   
Modernism   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Fluent)   
Persian (Advanced)   
German (Intermediate)   
French (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD2017NELCUCLA
MA2009Near Eastern Languages and CivilizationsUniversity of Pennsylvania
BA2007History, GovernmentThe College of William and Mary
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Thomas Thompson