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Hanan Elsayed

Assistant Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language

Elsayed teaches French and Arabic languages and literatures.


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Education: B.A., Montclair State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University; Graduate Certificate in African Studies, Rutgers University

Her work explores Islam and history in multilingual literatures and cultures of the contemporary Arab world. Her areas of interest include Francophone writers from the Arab world; Arabic short fiction; early Islamic historiography; legacies of French colonialism.



Representations of French Colonial History (French 363)

Arab Francophone Works (French 301)

Intermediate French I (French 201)

Perspectives from the Arab World (Arabic 275)

Arabic through Media and Film I& II (Arabic 301 & 302)

Intermediate Arabic I & II (Arabic 201 & 202)

Core Seminars:

Islam and Literature (CSP 25)

Muslim Women Narratives (CSP 57)