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Allison Blecker

Translator, Arabic
Allison Blecker is a research associate at Swarthmore College. She received her PhD from Harvard University in Arabic literature with a secondary field in comparative literature. Her dissertation, Eco-Alterity: Writing the Environment in the Literature of North Africa and the Middle East, is situated at the intersection of Arabic literature and the environmental humanities. Allison’s translations of Arabic poetry have appeared in Banipaland she co-translated a collection of poetry by Nouri Al-Jarrah, A Boat to Lesbos (2018).