Hello, I’m Tom!

I’m a graduate student in the Comparative Literature program at Dartmouth College. I graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi, with Honors, in May 2021, where I wrote my senior thesis on a seventeenth-century Ottoman-Egyptian text, Yūsuf al-Shirbīnī’s Hazz al-quḥūf bi-sharḥ qaṣīd Abī Shādūf. My main academic focus is early modern Arabic literature and culture; I am also interested in modern Arabic literature and visual culture, early modern studies, Mediterranean studies, comparative poetics, critical theory, and comparative modernities.

With amazing friends and interlocutors, Alia El-Kattan and Lujain Ibrahim, I worked as Lead Designer on multiplicity.tech, a curation of articles on the role of the internet in our lives. Of the 14 articles, one of them is mine, entitled “On the Contingency of the Digital Archive.”

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