Yasmine Ramadan is an Assistant Professor of Arabic. Yasmine holds a PhD. from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University, and an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from the American University in Cairo. Between 2012-2014 she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College.
Her research and teaching interests include modern Arabic literature, the Arabic language, Middle Eastern cultural production, comparative literature, post colonialism, and spatial theory. Her first book, Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction(Edinburgh University Press, 2019), examines the fiction of the sixties generation in Egypt, through literary depictions of urban, rural, and exilic space.Yasmine is also working on a research project on the representation of Sinai in Egyptian literary and cultural production, focusing on the intersection between activism and art. She has been published in Journal of Arabic Literature, Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, and Arab Studies Journal.