Hanan Al-Alawi

Hanan Al-Alawi

Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Hanan Al-Alawi


MA Institution: Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Kuwait University
BA Institution: English Literature, Kuwait University

Professional Bio

Hanan Al-Alawi is a third-year dual-title PhD student in Comparative Literature and Womxn’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research explores the link between memory, the body, and politics in modern and contemporary Arabic and Persian literature. It examines how forms of embodied dispossession create archives of knowledge across Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran. She works with Arabic, Farsi, and English.

Research Interests:

• Arabic and Persian Literature, Criticism, and Culture
• Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

• Memory and Trauma Studies

• Embodiment/disembodiment and Affect
• Postcolonial Studies
• Modernism and Postmodernism
• Gulf and Middle Eastern Studies

Teaching Experience:

CMLIT 10: Introduction to World Literature (Spring 2020)

CMLIT 143: Human Rights and World Literature (Spring 2021)