Hanan Al-Alawi

Hanan Al-Alawi

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Hanan Al-Alawi


MA Institution: Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Kuwait University
BA Institution: English Literature, Kuwait University

Professional Bio

Hanan Al-Alawi is a dual-title PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research focuses on body politics and forms of dispossession in contemporary Arabic and Persian literature in the Gulf.

Research Interests:

  • Arabic and Persian Literature, Criticism, and Culture
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Memory and Trauma Studies
  •  Affect Theory
  • South West Asia and North Africa


Teaching Experience:

CMLIT 10: Introduction to World Literature (Spring 2020)

CMLIT 143: Human Rights and World Literature (Spring 2021)

STARTALK 2021 Arabic Academy (Summer 2021)

ARAB 1: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I (Fall 2021)