Yasmeen Hanoosh - Arabic
|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 Iraqi literature and Arabic literary translation. Her English translations of Arabic fiction have appeared in various literary journals and publications, including World Literature Today, Banipal, and The Iowa Review. Dr. Hanoosh’s translation Closing His Eyes (Abbas), received an NEA translation fellowship in 2010, and her translation of 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). Dr. Hanoosh’s teaching interests include modern Arabic fiction, Arab cinema, the politics of minority in the Middle East, and Applied Arabic literary translation. Her current research projects focus on the contemporary intellectual scene of southern Iraq. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Hanoosh has been teaching the Arabic language for several years. Before coming to PSU she taught at the University of Michigan (2002-2009), 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).