Leila Ben-Nasr

PhD Candidate


Leila Ben-Nasr is a PhD candidate currently working on a dissertation entitled “The Narrative Space of Childhood in 21st Century Anglophone Arab Literature in the Diaspora.” Her research interests include U.S. ethnic literature, postcolonial and diaspora literature, twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, Arab American studies and folklore studies. She is a 2012 Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA) winner for the department.

Areas of Expertise
  • U.S. ethnic and postcolonial literature
  • Asian American literature and culture
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature
  • Diaspora studies
  • Folklore studies
  • MA, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • BA, Westminster College, 1997

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