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Dina Mahmoud

Dina Mahmoud

Office Phone: (814) 863-1125


  1. MA in English Literature, Faculty of Al-Alsun, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2018
  2. BA in English, Faculty of Al-Alsun, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2012


I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Comparative Literature in the dual-title program with Visual Studies. My research investigates how contemporary visual arts and literatures about the civil conflicts in the SWANA region affect their witnesses and/or survivors. My project examines the way the witnesses and/or survivors remember traumatic memories of the conflicts upon encountering these visual cultural products, and the manners in which the resurfacing of these private memories can reclaim their nations' systematically-forgotten collective memories. 

Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Arab(ic) Literature
  • Reception Studies
  • Memory and Affect Studies
  • Visual Studies
  • Sound Studies