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Zeena Yasmine Fuleihan is a doctoral candidate in the Program in Literature with certificates in Feminist Studies, Middle East Studies, and College Teaching. Her research looks at the relations of fantasy, sexual violence, and the colonial encounter through postcolonial literatures, torture cases, psychoanalysis, and theories of violence and desire in Algeria and Palestine. She holds an MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture, and Theory from King’s College London and a BA from Macalester College. In addition to graduate study, Zeena has worked in publishing at Coffee House Press, as a teacher of creative writing for adults with developmental disabilities, and as editor of Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America.

Ph.D., Duke University, in progress
Program in Literature
Certificate in Feminist Studies
Certificate in Middle East Studies
Certificate in College Teaching

M.A., Duke University, 2023
Program in Literature

M.A., with Distinction, King's College London, 2020
Contemporary Literature, Culture, and Theory

B.A., summa cum laude, Macalester College, 2018
English (Creative Writing) major
Music and Classical Mediterranean and Middle East (Arabic Language) minors