Spanning disciplines and languages, Tarek El-Ariss’ research interests include contemporary Arabic culture, literature and art; new media and cyber culture; digital humanities; Nahda literature and thought; travel writing and the war novel; sci-fi and utopia studies; 18th- and 19th-century French philosophy and literature; gender and sexuality studies; and psychoanalysis and affect theory.

El-Ariss is the author of Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age (Princeton University Press, 2018) and Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political (Fordham University Press, 2013), and he was the editor of The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda (Modern Language Association of America, 2018).

El-Ariss is Associate Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College, US. He participated as a speaker in Upon a Shifting Plate, Sharjah Biennial 13 Act II, Beirut (2017).

Born in 1973 in Beirut, he currently lives and works in Hanover, US.

SAF participation:
March Meeting 2019
Sharjah Biennial 13 Act II