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Elliott Colla

Translator, Arabic
Elliott Colla teaches Arabic literature and literary translation at Georgetown University. He has translated works of Arabic fiction by Ibrahim Aslan, Yahyaal-Tahir ‘Abdallah, Ghada ‘Abdel Meneim, Rabai al-Madhoun, and is currently translating Ibrahim al-Koni’s masterpiece, al-Majus (The Animists). He is also the author of Conflicted Antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian Modernity (Duke University Press, 2007) and numerous critical articles on Arab literature, film, and culture.