Carol Fadda is an Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Her areas of research, teaching, and graduate supervision extend to transnational and diaspora studies, Middle Eastern studies, women’s and gender studies, race and empire studies, US minority literature and cultures, and global Arab literature and cultures.
A recipient of an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) summer grant, a Future of Minority Studies Fellowship, and a Syracuse University Humanities Center Fellowship, her essays on gender, race, ethnicity, war trauma, feminist solidarities, and trans-national belonging have appeared in a variety of journals, including Modern Fiction Studies, MELUS, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, and Amerasia, among others. Her work has also been published in edited collections such as Orientalism and Literature, The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions, Arab Voices in Diaspora, and Arab Women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity through Writing.
She is the author of Contemporary Arab American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Home and Belonging (NYU Press, 2014), which highlights feminist, anti-assimilationist, and transnational modes of Arab American and Muslim American belonging that contest the conceived boundaries of the US nation-state and transform hegemonic forms of national membership and citizenship.
Her current book-length project, Carceral States and Dissident Citizenships: Narratives of Resistance in an Age of “Terror,” brings into focus literary texts, films, testimonials, as well as legal and historical documents that capture the experiences of incarcerated Arabs and Muslims in secret and extra-legal incarceration sites emerging in the “Global War on Terror” and other connected geopolitical Middle Eastern contexts.
She serves as the editor of the Critical Arab American Studies book series at Syracuse University Press.
Department of English, Syracuse University.2018-2014
Department of English, Syracuse University.2014
Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Syracuse University.2009
Middle Eastern Studies Program, Syracuse University.2008
Department of English, Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA.2007-2008
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.2006-2007
English Language Center, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.1998-2000
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.2006
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.1998
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.1994
Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging. New York University Press, 2014.2014
Race, Coloniality and (In) Justice in the Canadian Academy. Ed. Sunera Thobani. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 305-329. In Press.
MLA Teaching Approaches to Asian North American Literature. Ed. Jennifer Ho and Jenny Wills. Forthcoming.
“Pedagogies of Resistance: Why Anti-Muslim Racism Matters.” Amerasia Journal, 46.1 (2020): 57-62.2020
Prepared by: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Arshad Ali, Evelyn Alsultany, Sohail Daulatzai, Lara Deeb, Carol Fadda, Zareena Grewal, Juliane Hammer, Nadine Naber, and Junaid Rana. (2019). https://islamophobiaisracism.wordpress.com/2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. New York: Oxford University Press. June 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.013.800.2019
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 8.2 (2019): 17-23.2019
Orientalism and Literature. Ed. Geoffrey Nash. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 286-305.2019
in Relational Frameworks.” Spec. issue of Amerasia: Arab/Americas: Locations and Iterations 44.1 (2018): 1-25.2018
Arab American Aesthetics. Ed. Therí Pickens. New York: Routledge, 2018. 12-28.2018
The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions. Ed. Waïl Hassan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 691-708.2017
532-55. Rpt. in Narrating 9/11: Fantasies of State, Security, and Terrorism. Ed. John N. Duvall and Robert P. Marzec. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2015. 194-216.2015
Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America. 15.2 (2014): 22-26.2014
Alternative Narratives about the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon.” Spec. issue of College Literature 37.1 (2010): 159-73.2010
Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature. Ed. Layla Al-Maleh. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 163-85.2009
Modern Language Association, 2009. 331-42.2009
59-64. Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University.2007
Exploring Identity through Writing. Ed. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2007. 155-76.2007
Cultural Intersections in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent.” Spec. issue of MELUS 31.4 (2006): 187-205.2006
Peter Lang, 2006. 19-28.2006
Arabesque: Arabic Literature in Translation and Arab Diasporic Writing. Spec. issue of Studies in the Humanities 30.1-2 (2003): 7-20.2003