(Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Rutgers University)
Dr. Kahf is a faculty member in the University of Arkansas's The King Fahd Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies.
Dr. Kahf is also a faculty member in the University of Arkansas's Program in Comparative Literature.
Comparative Literature, Arabic Literature, the Quran, Postcolonialism, Gender; the "world lit" survey course.
- The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (Perseus, 2006)
- E-mails from Scheherazad (U Florida, 2003)
- Western Representations of the Muslim Woman from Termagant to Odalisque (U Texas 1999)
- Articles and Book Chapters:
- "Writing on Muslim Gender Issues in the West Today: Slipping Past the Pity Committee," in Rabab Abdal Hadi, ed., Studies in Arab American Feminisms (forthcoming).
- "From Her Royal Bod the Robe Was Removed: The Trauma of Forced Unveiling in the Middle East" in Jennifer Heat, ed., The Veil (UC Berkeley, 2008).
- "The Silences of Contemporary Syrian Literature" World Literature Today, Spring 2001.
- "Politics and Erotics in Nizar Kabbani's Poetry: From the Sultan's Wife to the Lady Friend" World Literature Today, Winter 2000.
- "Packaging Huda: Sha'rawi's Memoirs in the US Reading Environment" in Amal Amireh & Lisa Suhair Majaj, ed.,
- Going Global: The Transitional Reception of Third World Women Writers (Garland, 2000)
- "Braiding the Stories: Women's Eloquence in the Early Islamic Era" in Gisela Webb, ed.,
- Windows of Faith: Muslim Women's Scholarship and Activism (Syracuse UP, 2000).