Ferial Ghazoul

Ferial J. Ghazoul is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. Educated in the Arab world, Europe, and the United States, Ghazoul received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1978. She has written extensively on gender issues in modern and medieval literature and is the author of Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context (AUC Press, 1996). Ghazoul is professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, and editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics.