Ziad Elmarsafy was born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait and schooled in the USA.
He took a degree in Physics at Cornell before seeing the light and completing degrees in French literature at Johns Hopkins (MA) and Emory University (PhD). Since then he has taught at the University of California, Wellesley College and New York University.
The literatures of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic, French, English), postcolonial literature writ large, literature and religion.
Current projects include: