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Elizabeth Saylor

Asst Professor


Assistant Professor of Arabic

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Withers Hall NA

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Elizabeth Saylor is Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. An award-winning teacher of Arabic language, Elizabeth’s research focuses on Arab women’s literature, mahjar literature, the early Arabic novel, and early Syrian immigration to North and South America.


Yallah Al-Quds Virtual Language and Culture Exchange Program

Mapping Women Writers in the Mahjar Digital Humanities Project




B.A. Comparative Literature and Society Columbia University 2005

M.A. Arabic Literature University of California, Berkeley 2008

Ph.D. Arabic Literature University of California, Berkeley 2015