Omar Khalifah is a Palestinian-Jordanian writer and academic. A Fulbright scholar, he received his MA and PhD from Columbia University and is now associate professor of Arabic literature and culture at Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Khalifah’s interests also include Palestine studies, memory, literature, cinema, and nationalism in the Arab world. In addition to
Addie Leak is a co-translator of Mostafa Nissabouri’s For an Ineffable Metrics of the Desert (2018, Otis Books), and her translations from French and Arabic have also been featured in SOUFFLES-ANFAS: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics (2015, Stanford University Press), Words Without Borders, Exchanges, The Huffington Post, and more. She is a former Fulbrighter in Jordan, where she lived for six years, and former mentee in New Writing North’s 2021 Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme.