Contact Information
Email address: 
omar.qaqish [at]

Ph.D, McGill University, (exp. 2021)
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Le Moyne College

Current research: 

Postcolonial and world literature; the Arab novel in English and French; Arab fiction as literary criticism; history and theory of translation.


Omar Qaqish is a doctoral candidate in English. His dissertation examines how Arab authors writing in Arabic, English, Italian, and French register and respond to discourses of translation, immigrant literature, postcolonialism, and world literature. His research areas also include the history and theory of translation; Arabic and Arab-American literature; Arab fiction as literary criticism; and the Thousand and One Nights. He has taught writing, literature, rhetoric, and Arabic in Canada, the U.S., and Jordan. His translations have appeared in Anomaly and World Literature Today.

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