Before teaching at AUIS, Dr. Abbas taught research writing, postcolonial studies, World and British literature as well as literary theory in several US universities, including Old Dominion University, the University of Houston, Downtown, and Purdue University.
Akeel also worked for several years as a journalist covering Iraq and the Middle East, appearing as a guest analyst on a number of Arabic-language TV programs. Specializing in cultural studies, Akeel's research interests include modernity, democratization, the politics of identity and human rights.
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Jane Arraf - NPR; Akeel Abbas - AUIS