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Rachel Green

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Israel/Palestine Studies

Professor Green's research interests include Modern Arabic and Hebrew literatures and cultures, affect, empathy, histories of emotion, energy humanities, and minor literatures in their myriad forms. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher whose courses range from large lecture general education courses to small graduate seminars.  

Her current book project, tentatively entitled Map of Dreams: Empathy and Capital in Palestine/Israel and the Arab Gulf, comparatively and critically reads the poetics of intergroup empathy across the twin poles of American political and economic hegemony in the Modern Middle East.  

Her peer reviewed work has been published in Dibur literary journal and is forthcoming in the Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures (JMEL), Journal of Arabic Literature (JAL), and Comparative Literature. Her reviews and review essays have further appeared in Hebrew Studies, Arab Studies Journal, and Comparative Literature Studies. She is a member of the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), and the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she served as Lecturer of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin and was a fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) in Damascus, Syria. 



B.A. University of Chicago; M.A. University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin.