Tarek El-Ariss

Academic Appointments

Chair of Middle Eastern Studies

Tarek El-Ariss is Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth. Trained in philosophy, comparative literature, and visual and cultural studies, he works across disciplines and languages to examine notions of the subject, community, and modernity in Arabic culture, literature, and art. His research interests include new media and cyber culture; literary theory and digital humanities; Nahda and modernity studies; travel writing and the war novel; sci-fi and utopia studies; 18th- and 19th-century French philosophy and literature; and gender and sexuality studies. He is author of Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political and Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age, and editor of the MLA anthology, The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda. He's a Guggenheim Fellow for 2021-22.

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Ph.D. Cornell University
M.A. University of Rochester
B.A. American University of Beirut