Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Johanna Sellman is Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at OSU. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from UT Austin. At OSU, she teaches courses on Arabic literature, culture, and translation. Johanna has authored articles on the changing meanings of migration and exile in post-1990s Arabic literature, Arab-Nordic theater, and on pedagogies of teaching the Arabic language through literature. Her current book project, Borders of Belonging: Imagined Citizenship in Arabic Migration Literature analyzes the transformations of Arabic migration literature in an era of mobility, displacement, and globalization.