Dr. Mais Al-Khateeb

Mais Al-Khateeb
College of Arts & Letters
Department of English
Office Location: ET A616
Phone: 323-343-4154 Email: [email protected]



Dr. Mais Al-Khateeb is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies. Her research engages questions about rhetorics of transnational feminism, disability, posthumanism, new materialism, and feminist phenomenology. She is particularly interested in complicating what cultural rhetorics are and what they do as they circulate and materialize in the world. Dr. Al-Khateeb’s current research project tracks the circulation of screening rhetorics targeting Syrian refugees in the wake of the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and Europe. She develops a methodology of encounter to account for how bodies, human and nonhuman, travel and become rhetorically (im)possible in different geopolitical contexts. Dr. Al-Khateeb has taught a wide range of courses, including first-year writing, writing in the humanities and social sciences, as well as scientific and technical writing.


  • PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, New Mexico State University 
  • MA in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, New Mexico State University
  • BA in English Language and Literature, Al al-Bayt University