Comparative Literature

Deema Nasser

Research Interests Modern and contemporary Arabic literature, comparative translation studies, postcolonial studies, visual culture studies, world literature


Dima Nasser is a PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature program at Brown University specializing in modern Arabic poetry and visual art. She is interested in theories of visuality as well as experimental literary and artistic practices, feminist and postcolonial critiques of power, in addition to exile and displacement in the twentieth century. Dima is also an academic and literary translator between Arabic and English, and co-editor of the anthology, Arab Women Voice New Realities (2017).


B.A. in English (with minor in creative writing and diploma in media studies), American University of Beirut, 2013
M.A. in English, American University of Beirut, 2016


Arabic, English, French