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Nizar Hermes

Associate Professor & Chair, Middle East and South Asia Language & Cultures

ⵏⵉⵥⴰⵔ ⴼ ⵀⵉⵔⵎⴰⵙ    نزار ف هِرْمَاسْ  

I received a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature, in association with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. Before joining the University of Virginia, I  taught at the University of Toronto, Princeton University, and the University of Oklahoma. While my research interests are interdisciplinary and comparative in scope, I am particularly interested in medieval and early modern Euro-Islamic contacts,  intercultural contacts in the premodern world, North African and Andalusian studies, world literatures and cultures.