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Salama, Mohammad

Arabic Program Coordinator, Modern Languages and Literatures
San Francisco State University


I teach Arabic language and literature and direct the Arabic Program at San Francisco State University. I studied English literature, classical and modern Arabic, translation, and Islamic Studies at ‘Ayn Shams University in Cairo and received a PhD in Comparative Literature, with a minor in Film, from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.I am a member of the editorial board and Associate Editor for Society of Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World (SCTIW). Born in Alexandria, Egypt,I have traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe, and North America. I specialize in modern Arabic literary and Quranic Studies, history and culture of the modern Arab world, colonial and postcolonial Studies, as well as French and Arab cinema. I am a recipient of two Fulbright Scholar Awards.I have published in numerous scholarly venues that include der Islam, SCTIW Review, Journal of Arabic Literature, Arabic Studies Journal, Journal of Comparative Poetics, and American Historical Review. My most recent work includes “Fundamentalism” in Futures of Comparative Literature: ACLA Report on the State of the Discipline (Routledge, 2017), "The Untranslatability of the Qur’?nic City” in The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives (Edinburgh UP, 2018), The Qur’an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism: From ??h? to Na?r (Bloomsbury, 2018), and Islam and the Culture of Modern Egypt: From the Monarchy to the Republic (Cambridge UP, 2018).

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Islamic Studies   
Comparative   
Cinema/Film   
Arab Studies   
Classical   
19th-21st Centuries   
Arabic   
7th-13th Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Mediterranean Countries   
Islamic World   
Arab States   
Egypt   
Arabian Peninsula   
SPECIALTIES
Quranic Studies   
Classical Arabic   
Mod Arabic Lit   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Advanced)   
English (Native)   
EDUCATION
PhD2005Comp LitU of Wisconsin, Madison
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Mohammad Salama






Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, 340 Humanities
San Francisco, CA
94132
United States
Phone:415-338-1338
mrsalama@sfsu.edu

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