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Dina Mahmoud

Dina Mahmoud

Treasurer of Muslim Graduate Student Organization
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Curriculum Vitae


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

Professional Bio

I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Visual Studies. My research investigates how contemporary visual arts and literatures about the civil conflicts in the SWANA region affect their readers. By more specifically centering selected works of art and literature about the Lebanese Civil War (1975-90) and Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005), my research project explores how nonprofessional readers who witnessed the civil wars in their youth interpret and integrate the affordances of the different media with their own embodied experiences of the represented conflicts.


Research Interests:

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