Dr. Omar Khalifah
Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)
Dr. Omar Khalifah is an assistant professor of Arabic literature and culture at Georgetown University in Qatar. In addition to modern Arabic literature, Dr. Khalifah’s research interests include textual and visual representations of memory, world literature, and cinema and nationalism in the Arab world.
Dr. Khalifah’s book, Nasser in the Egyptian Imaginary, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017. Dr. Khalifah is also a short story writer in Arabic; his collection Ka’annani Ana (“as if i were myself”) was published in Amman, Jordan in 2010. His articles have appeared in Middle East Critique and Journal of World Literature.
Dr. Khalifah received his M.A and Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. His Ph. D. dissertation studied the representations of Egyptian president Nasser in Egyptian fiction and film.