- Associate Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, 2015-Present
- Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, 2009-2015
- Part-Time Teacher, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2007-2009
- Part-Time Teacher, Carleton University, Canada, Fall 2008
- Teaching Assistant, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2001-2007
- ENGL-580 Graduate Seminar: "The Arabian Nights in Global Contexts"
- ENGL-580 Graduate Seminar: “Representations of the Exotic in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literature.”
- ENGL-541: Graduate Seminar: “Postcolonialism: Theory, Politics, Practice”
- ENGL-510: Graduate Seminar: “Violence, Trauma, and Narrative Ethics”
- ENGL-492: Seminar in Literature and Language
- “Violence, Ethics, and the Literary Imagination”
- “Orientalism in Literature and Film"
- "Literature and Empire: Visions and Revisions"
- ENGL-486: 20th-Century Continental Fiction
- ENGL-452: Cultural Studies and English Literature
- ENGL-383: Narratives of Maturity and Aging
- ENGL-382: Violence and Literature
- ENLGL-3700: Readings in Modern and Contemporary World Literatures
- ENGL-340: Writing in the Major
- ENGL-280: Contemporary World Literature
- ENGL-250: Understanding Literature
- EngL-200C: British Literature Survey II (18th Century-Present)
- ENGL-102: Composition II
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Postcolonial Literary Studies
- Critical Theory
- History of Arab Spain
- Francophone Literatures of the Maghreb
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
“Exoticism and the Politics of Representation in Arab Diasporic Literature.” Under contract with Northwestern UP.
"Reading Otherwise: Politics of the Exotic in Diana Abu-Jaber's Crescent." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 56.5 (2015): 586-601.
"Race, Gender and the Exotic in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees." Journal of Commonwealth Literature. June, 50 (2015): 197-215.
“Pathologies of Moorishness: Al-Andalus, Narrative, and ‘Worldly Humanism.’” Journal of East-West Thought. 3.1. (2013): 31-44.
“The Canadian Gothic and the Work of Ghosting in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knee,” in Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic. Ed. Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009.
“Andalusian Poetics: Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh and the Limits of Hybridity.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 38.4 (2008): 143-65.
“‘I am no Othello. I am a lie’: Shakespeare’s Moor and the Post-Exotic in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North,” in Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage. Ed. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. London: Ashgate Press, 2008. 213-32.
- Ph.D., English, 2008, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
- M.A., English, 2001, Laval University, Québec, Canada
- Diplôme des Études Approfondies in English, 1998, Faculté des Letters, Manouba, Tunisia
- License in English Language and Literature, 1997, Faculté des Lettres, Sousse, Tunisia