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Ghenwa Hayek

Ghenwa Hayek is Associate Professor of Modern Arabic Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She studies the literary and cultural formations of identity in the modern Arab Middle East (nineteenth century to the present), with a focus on Lebanon. Her research is situated at the intersection of literary and cultural studies, critical geography and urban studies, history, and gender studies. She is the author of Beirut, Imagining the City: Space and Place in Lebanese Literature (2014), and is currently working on a book tentatively titled "Carrying" Africa, Becoming Lebanese: Emigrant Anxieties in Lebanese Culture. 

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