Professor of English & Comparative Literature at the University of Cairo. She studied at the Universities of Cairo, Essex, and Madrid, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Kent. In addition to her own works, she has published a number of translations of creative and critical texts from Arabic and English, and authored several books. Judge for the State Fiction and Arts Prizes, the Writer’s Union Fiction Prize and the Sawiris Fiction Prize. Member of the International Advisory Board & Associate Editors of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture; The Advisory Board of the National Centre for Translation; The European Network of Comparative Literary Studies (ENCL); The International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA); The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA); The Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL); The Egyptian Writer’s Union.