Nancy El-Gendy

Nancy El Gendy is a doctoral candidate in the English department at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her BA and MA in English from Ain Shams University and Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt. She wrote her MA thesis on Native American writer Louise Erdrich. Her current academic interests include contemporary Arabic literature by women, contemporary multi-ethnic American discourse by women, and literary and cultural theories. El Gendy is finishing her PhD dissertation, "The Female Muslim Body in 21st-century Arabic and Arab American Discourse by Women," in which she is exploring various ways in which contemporary Arab and Arab American women writers deal with the social construction of dominant cultural mythologies associated with the female Muslim body.



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