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Naji, Ammar

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature
Colorado College


Ammar Naji is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic at Colorado College. He is also the advisor for the Arabic & Islamic Studies Minor. Ammar’s research and teaching interests include Anglophone-Arab and modern Arabic literature, postcolonial cultural theory, diaspora criticism and transnationalism, Middle Eastern studies, race theory, translation and political Islam. Ammar has taught Arabic language and literature at various institutions in the U.S. including Middlebury College, the University of North Dakota, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2004, Ammar received a Fulbright scholarship from U.S. Department of State and was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Andrew Mellon Fellowship from the same institution. His publications have appeared in Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Ariel, Interventions and the Newsletter of Postcolonial Studies Association.

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Arab Studies   
Diaspora/Refugee Studies   
Arabic   
Ethnic American Studies   
Comparative   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Minorities   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Yemen   
Islamic World   
Arab States   
SPECIALTIES
Arab Diaspora and Postcolonial Studies Arab writ   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
English (Advanced)   
French (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
DPhil2015English and Middle East StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
MA2006EnglishUniversity of Nevada, Reno
BA2002EnglishHodeidah University

Ammar Naji