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Nadeen Dakkak

I completed my PhD thesis on migration to the Arab Gulf States in Arabic fiction in 2020 and I am currently an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick.

I taught on the EN122 Modes of Reading module in 2017/2018 and on the EN123 Modern World Literatures module in 2018/2019.

In June 2019, I organized a one-day conference called "The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture." You can find out more about it here:


- “Contesting Narratives of Victimization in Migration to the Arab Gulf States: A Reading of Mia Alvar’s In the Country,” Journal of Arabian Studies (Forthcoming)

- “The Absent Voices of Second-Generation Migrants in the Gulf States,” (27 June 2020)

- “Migrant Labour, Immobility and Invisibility in Literature on the Arab Gulf States,” In Mobilities, Literature, Culture, edited by Marian Aguiar, Charlotte Mathieson, and Lynne Pearce. Palgrave Macmillan (November 2019), pp. 189-210

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