Mona Mikhail

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Arabic Literature

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
American University in Cairo
Department: 
Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations
Address: 
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room 2164
City: 
Cairo
Country: 
Egypt
Phone: 
+2 0226151779
Work email address: 
monan@aucegypt.edu

Education

PhD, Arabic Literature, University of Michigan, 1972

Competences

Arabic Literature

The Arab East and North Africa

Gender Studies

Literature of the Arab Diaspora

Mass Media in the Arab World

Languages: 

Arabic

English

French

Jobs

Work history: 

Professor of Arabic Literature, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo.

Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University.

Honorary office and memberships: 

Member, Middle East Studies Association

Member, American Research Center in Egypt

Member and former President, American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Former Vice President, Egyptian American Professional Society

Served on numerous editorial boards including IJMES, Al-Arabiyya, and Ibdaa

Productions and works: 

Seen and Heard: A Century of Women in Literature and Culture. Boston: Interlink, 2004.

Dirasat fi al Qissa al Qasira (Studies in the Short Story). Cairo: The Supreme Council for Culture, 2004.

Studies in the Short Fiction of Idris and Mahfouz. New York: NYU Press, 1992.

Awards

Distinctions: 

Recipient of various grants from NEA, Fulbright, and NEH amongst others

Awards: 

Pegasus Prize for Translation, for "Seeds of Corruption"

P.E.N. Prize for translating stories by Yusuf Idris

Columbia University Translation Center Prize for the Story of Zuhra