Middle East Studies

Khaled Al Hilli

PhD candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

Khaled Al Hilli is PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research is a comparative examination of literary narratives written by Iraqi and American writers, primarily from 2003 to the present. In addition to exploring space and memory in the contemporary Iraqi novel, his research considers fiction as an indicator of social, political and historical imaginaries, and explores its role in the construction of racial and national identity in the US and the socio-economic factors involved in the construction of literary and cultural paradigms.