Mizna Journal Release Reading

I’m very excited to be reading on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis to celebrate the publication of the twenty-sixth issue of Mizna: A Forum for Arab American Art, the only literary journal around dedicated to Arab American literature.

I’ll be joined by authors based in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and around the country. Journals will be available for purchase. And, of course, there will be a reception afterward!

Author readings by: Andrea Assaf, Tami Mohamed Brown, Yahya Frederickson, Amir Hussain, Lola Koundakjian, Christina Najla LaRose, Shahé Mankerian, Sahar Mustafah, and more.

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I’m so excited to report that my poem, “Dates, Triggers” will be published in the December 2012 issue of Mizna.

Radius of Arab American Writers – 2012 Conference

I’m very excited to be presenting at the 2012 Radius of Arab American Writers Conference in Dearborn, Michigan which runs from May 31-June 2!  Click here for the the schedule.

Humanity & Society Article

humanity&societyI’m happy to report that the article I co-authored with Lora Lempert, Laura Freeman, and Lesia Liss—“’What Is It that these People Want? Are We Part of Some Kind of Experiment?’: Mentoring in a Women’s Prison”—has been published in Volume 36, Number 1 of Humanity and Society.

Ph.D. Program

I’m happy to say that I’ve officially accepted my offer of admission to the joint Ph.D. Program in English and Women’s Studies as a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan!

Third Coast – Fall 2011


I just received word that the Fall 2011 issue of Third Coast, in which my essay “What Prison Is to the Body” appears, is now out!

Upcoming Publications

I’ve recently received word that two of my essays have been accepted for publication.

“What Prison is to the Body” will appear in the Fall 2011 issue of Third Coast.

“What is it That These People Want?  Are We Part of Some Kind of Experiment?: Mentoring in a Women’s Prison,” co-authored with Dr. Lora Bex Lempert, Laura Freeman, and Michigan State Respresentative Lesia Liss, will appear in an upcoming issue of Humanity & Society.

Searching for Najla

Searching for Najla: 

Moving from private history to public narrative


Lecture and Fiction Reading

Date: Friday, November 5, 2010

Time: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Location: 2039 CB (Sandy Conference Room)

University of Michigan

4901 Evergreen Road

Dearborn, MI 48128

Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Sharie Beard at sbeard@umd.umich.edu.

In the early 1980s, Princeton historian Alixa Naff interviewed Christina LaRose’s great-grandmother, Najla Nouhan, for Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience.  Naff’s scholarly work focused on the pre-World War I pio­neering generation of Arabic-speaking immigrants and their assimilation to the United States.  In this talk, Christina will discuss the process of transforming her great-grandmother’s oral history into a novel.  She will focus on historical and archival research, feminist and postcolonial historical fiction, narrative theory, and the fiction writing process.


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