Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Sana Abdi’s research interests include Francophone and Arabophone postcolonial literature, stylistics, bilingualism, and translation. Her current book project “Arabic at the heart of French: Linguistic and Literary Expressions” considers the ways in which Arabic, textually and intertextually, permeates the French verse in North African contemporary poetry. By identifying and parsing linguistic and literary references to Arabic in the French corpus, she explores the stylistic expressions of bilingual writing and its reception. Abdi has published peer-reviewed articles in Expressions Maghrébines and Les Lettres Romanes.