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Samia Mehrez
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Professor, Director of the Center for Translation Studies, AUC
Samia Mehrez

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The American University in Cairo
Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Center for Translation Studies
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New Cairo Campus, AUC Avenue
11835
Cairo
Egypt

Education

PhD, Comparative Literature, UCLA, 1985
MA, English and Comparative Literature, The American University in Cairo, 1979.
BA, Literature and Drama, The American University in Cairo 1977.

Competences

Arabic
English
French
Spanish
Italian

Work history

Founding Director, Center for Translation Studies, American University in Cairo. Present.
Professor of Arabic Literature, American University in Cairo, Department of Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. Present.
Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University. 1984-1990.
Her publications include: (ed.) Translating Egypt’s Revolution: The Language of Tahrir, AUC Press, 2012.; Egypt’s Culture Wars: Politics and Practice, Routledge, 2008.;
Her publications include: (ed.) Translating Egypt’s Revolution: The Language of Tahrir, AUC Press, 2012.; Egypt’s Culture Wars: Politics and Practice, Routledge, 2008.;
"دراسات التابع: تفكيك التأريخ" ترجمة وتقديم من سبيفاك في مجلة ألف عدد 18، 1998 - ص 122- 156
Sonallah Ibrahim, “Cairo from Edge to Edge,” translation from Arabic, in Cairo from Edge to Edge, AUC Press, 1998, pp.6-20.
Participated in many workshops and conferences, including: The First International Forum on Translation and Activism, University of Granada, Spain, April 28-30, 2007;
Conference on Pre-modern Performance in the Eastern Mediterranean, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, June 7-9, 2007; The workshop on Nation and Translation, European Academy, Berlin, June 17-20, 2007.

Awards

International Who’s Who of Professionals, 2000.
Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Chair, nominee, MIT, 1996.
Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Northwestern University, 1992.
Fellow, American Research Center in Egypt, 1989.
Faculty Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 1987.
UCLA Woman of the Year Award, nominee, 1982.