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Rachel Norman

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Rachel Norman
Assistant Professor - Director of Writing


TJ Day 314

503-883-2210

rnorman@linfield.edu

Rachel Norman specializes in Middle Eastern diasporic studies and North American literary and cultural studies. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Her teaching and research interests include multiethnic global and American literature, contemporary literature, and sociolinguistics. In her current book project, Rachel examines the role of language choices in multilingual texts from the Arab diaspora in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Previously, she taught at the University of North Carolina and the University of Seville in Spain and served on the editorial teams for the International Journal of Middle East Studies and Mashriq & Mahjar. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Arab American Studies Association. Recent peer-reviewed publications include an essay on Arab diasporic literature in the journal Amerasia.

Education

  •  B.A., English and Spanish, Linfield College
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Academic Interests

Rachel's research focuses on multilingualism in Arab diasporic literature in Canada, Mexico and the United States, as well as multiethnic global and American literature, contemporary literature, and sociolinguistics.