Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
2 Poulton - North Wing
Elliott Colla is associate professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is author of Conflicted Antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian Modernity, and many essays on modern Arab literature, culture and politics. He has translated works of contemporary Arabic literature, including Ibrahim Aslan’s novel, The Heron, Idris Ali's Poor, Ibrahim al-Koni's Gold Dust, and Rabai al-Madhoun's The Lady from Tel Aviv. His 2014 novel, Baghdad Central, is the first in a crime series featuring the ex-Baathist detective, Khafaji.
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