Ahmad Diab received his B.A. from Damascus University, majoring in English Literature. He completed an M.A. in English Literature at City University of New York while on a Fulbright scholarship. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University. On an Erasmus Mundus scholarship he spent a semester of research at Universitat de Barcelona. His research interests are twentieth and twenty-first century Arabic literature; translation studies; Arabic philology; Middle Eastern cinema; post-colonial politics of culture and representation.
Diab’s work has appeared in the Arab Studies Journal, the Journal of Palestine Studies, the Washington Square Review, Wasafiri, Jadaliyya, and Al-Shabaka.