Zeena Yasmine Fuleihan

Zeena Yasmine Fuleihan is a third-year PhD student in Literature completing certificates in Feminist Studies, Middle East Studies, and College Teaching. Her research interests fall broadly within postcolonial literature and theory, and more specifically on the relations of fantasy, sexual violence, and the colonial encounter 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 and as editor of Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America.

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

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) Honors major, Music and Classical Mediterranean and Middle East (Arabic Language) minors

Current Research Interests

Postcolonial literature and theory, postcolonial feminism, third world feminism, Middle Eastern and North African literature, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, sexual violence, fantasy and the colonial encounter, law and desire, Orientalism, torture in war, critical legal studies, Algeria, Palestine, Lebanon

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