Yasmeen Hanoosh (2010) Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Ph.D. 2008
University of Michigan
Dr. Hanoosh received her Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature from The University of Michigan (2008). She specializes in the literatures and history of ethno-religious minorities in the Middle East, and also in Arabic literary translation. Her English translations of Arabic short stories have appeared in various literary journals and publications, including Banipal and The Iowa Review. Dr. Hanoosh’s translation of the Iraqi novel Scattered Crumbs (al-Ramli)won the Arkansas Arabic Translation Prize in 2002, and has been since excerpted in a number of publications and anthologized in Literature from the Axis of Evil: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea and Other Enemy Nations (2006). Her translation of Luay Hamza Abbas’s collection of short stories, Closing His Eyes, received the National Endoument for the Arts Translation Prize in 2010. Dr. Hanoosh’s teaching interests include modern Arabic fiction, the politics of minority in the Middle East, and Applied Arabic literary translation. She has been teaching the Arabic language for several years at The University of Michigan. She has also taught as a visiting instructor at al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (2003, 2005); The American University in Beirut, Lebanon (2004); The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA (2003); and Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA (2007-2008).