New York, NY

I write about politics and culture in the Middle East. My books include Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press, 2016), which won the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies and the best book of the year award from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies. Other work has appeared in the London Review of Books, Current Affairs, The Progressive, The Global & Mail, World Policy Journal, and Middle East Eye. I am also a translator, fiction writer, and Professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature. I run the YouTube channel Poetry & Protest (subscribe via the link to below).