Scholarship should be made publicly accessible whenever possible. Each of these essays brings academic research findings to open source websites:
- “‘Between the Experiment and the Essence’: Emma Ramadan Talks Translation” is an interview with French to English translator Emma Ramadan for Public Books.
- “The Reverberations of Time: A Conversation with Nicole Simek,” available on the Los Angeles Review of Books webpage, is an interview with Dr. Nicole Simek about her translation of Maryse Condé’s La Belle Créole, published in the University of Viriginia’s CARAF series in April of 2020 under the title The Belle Creole.
- “Refugee Literature in the Age of the ‘Global Migrant Crisis’,” in Blog // Los Angeles Review of Books, interrogates the role of the humanities in American discourse surrounding refugees.
- “Cultivating Empathy and Humility: A Conversation with Laila Lalami” is an interview with Moroccan-American author Laila Lalami for World Literature Today.
An essay I co-authored with Paige R. Andersson on pedagogy and migration is currently forthcoming in the MLA’s “Approaches to Teaching” series. The essay includes recommendations for learning outcomes, readings, and lesson plans when teaching the topic of migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border and/or in the Mediterranean region.