Elizabeth Saylor

Vis. Assistant Professor of Arabic

 work(802) 443-5092
 SPRING 2019: Mon 12:30-2:30, Tue 9:45-10:45, and by appointment
 Voter Hall

Elizabeth Saylor holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (2015) and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University (2005), where she studied Arabic, French, German, Italian, and Hebrew literatures. Her teaching and research interests include the Arabic language, Arab women’s literature, the Arabic novel, mahjar (émigré) literature, and Arab film. In her current book project, Elizabeth examines the work of a neglected pioneer of the Arabic novel, the Lebanese immigrant writer, journalist, and feminist, ‘Afīfa Karam (1883-1924). Dr. Saylor has taught Arabic language and literature at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Bard College, and NC State, and directed the Al-Quds Bard Summer Language Intensive in the West Bank. Dr. Saylor is also Secretary of the Washington Street Historical Society, which promotes the legacy of New York City’s “Little Syria” neighborhood, fostering awareness about Arab immigration and culture in America.


Department of Arabic

Voter Hall
381 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753