Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race



Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Personal Website

Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, and editor. She teaches and lectures nationally and internationally, most recently in Africa, at Columbia University and as Picador Guest Professor, Leipzig University, Germany.

Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and she has been featured on PBS The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, as well as The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, Mail & Guardian, The Jordan Times and Il Piccolo. Her most recent books include: The Republics and Poet in Andalucia (both University of Pittsburgh Press), the landmark anthology, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond (W.W. Norton) and Love and Strange Horses (University of Pittsburgh Press). Her work has been translated into more than 15 languages.

Handal writes the blog-column, The City and The Writer, for Words without Borders magazine.

She is the curator of the CPS project Palestinians and the City.