Naglaa Mahmoud is an Egyptian doctoral candidate in the African Studies program at Howard University in Washington, DC. She has served as a Fulbright scholar to Five Colleges, Inc., in Amherst, MA; an Arabic teacher at Smith College in Northampton, MA; and a visiting research scholar to the English Department at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the literature of black minorities in the Middle East, Egypt’s African heritage, and media representations of darker skins.  Her current research focus is Nubian Egyptian literature in Arabic during the 1960s and 1970s. Her review of Cleo Cantone’s Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal was published by Islamic Africa Journal in 2012; she also wrote Identity Politics of Color, Nation, and Land in the Literature of Nubian Egyptians” in Who Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature, Eid Mohamed and Yasser Fouad, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).

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