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Comparative Literature

Amanda Batarseh

Amanda Batarseh
Comparative Literature
aabatarseh@ucdavis.edu






Education:
B.A. in Art History & Italian Studies from Scripps College, M.B.A. from University of Buckingham, 
Arabic Language Program from Middlebury College
 
Biography:
Amanda's interests include modern Arabic literature, Palestinian literature & poetry, Mediteranean studies, 
oral narratives & religious folklore, comparative religious studies, pilgrimage & travel narratives and reception studies. 
 
 
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Kristen Bergman Waha

 
Comparative Literature
kergman@ucdavis.edu
 
 
 
 
 


Education:
B.A. in English with a French minor, Westmont College

Sayyeda Razvi

Sayyeda Razvi
Comparative Literature
sarazvi@ucdavis.edu
 
 
 








Education:

B.A. in Economics & Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis

Amy Riddle

Amy Riddle
Comparative Literature
ariddle@ucdavis.edu



Education:

B.A. in English (Summa Cum Laude), Boise State University
Arabic Language Institute of Fez, Morocco
Ph.D. in progress in Comparative Literature with Designated Emphases in Critical Theory and African American & African Studies, UC Davis

Research Interests:
  • African literature and film
  • Modern Arabic literature and poetry
  • Petrofictions
  • Ecocriticism
  • the Arab Spring
  • Marxist theory
  • Critique of post colonial theory
  • Islam and Sufism
  • International high school curricula
 
 
 

Navid Saberi

Navid Saberi
Comparative Literature
nsaberinajafi@ucdavis.edu







Education:
Master of Arts in English, University of Idaho
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
 
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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Comparative Literature
kevsmith@ucdavis.edu



Education and Degree(s):

  • Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature, UC Davis
  • M.A. in Anthropology, 2011, UC Davis
  • B.A. (magna cum laude) in Anthropology, 2007, UC Irvine

Research Interest(s):

  • Contemporary Arabic Poetry
  • Modernism in Iraq
  • Representations of War and Antiwar Poetry
  • Theories of Crisis and Totality
  • Posthumanism
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