Tahia Abdel Nasser
- Position: Associate Professor and Chair
- Department: Department of English and Comparative Literature
- Email: email@example.com
Tahia Abdel Nasser is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at The American University in Cairo (AUC). She is the author of Latin American and Arab Literature: Transcontinental Exchanges (Edinburgh University Press, 2022) and Literary Autobiography and Arab National Struggles (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) and the editor of Nasser My Husband (American University in Cairo Press, 2013). She is currently working on a book manuscript on literary and cultural ties between Latin America and Palestine. Her articles and translations have appeared in Comparative Literature Studies, Yearbook of Comparative Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Journal of Arabic Literature, Mahmoud Darwish: The Adam of Two Edens (Syracuse UP, 2001), and The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology (Interlink Books, 2001). Her fiction has appeared in New World Writing, Rigorous, Oyster River Pages, and elsewhere.
Her research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, the global South, Arabic and Latin American literature, and European literature. She holds a PhD in English Language and Literature from Cairo University (2007), an MA (1999) and a BA (summa cum laude, 1996) in English and Comparative Literature from the American University in Cairo. She teaches contemporary literature, Third World literature, global Anglophone literature, and Arab and Latin American literature.
She was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship at the Institute for Latin American Studies of Freie Universität Berlin and was a visiting scholar in 2014 and 2017. At AUC, she was the chair of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature (2012–2018). She has served on the Forum on Arabic Literature and Culture at the Modern Language Association (MLA) (2015–2019).
- Comparative Literature
- 20th and 21st Century Literature
- Arabic and Latin American Literature
- The Global South