Brady Ryan



  • Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, 2022
  • B.A. Arabic, Michigan State University, 2016
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Brady researches modern Arabic literature. He is especially interested in literature’s critical intersections with history, politics, and gender. His dissertation, “Left Behind: Literature and Left Critique in Neoliberal Egypt” traced the trajectory of Left literary critiques of neoliberalism in Egypt from the 1960s to the present and linked these literary critiques to the gendered symbolic and aesthetic legacies of iltizam (Sartrean commitment). He has an ongoing research project on the trajectories of the historical novel in Arabic, especially in North Africa.

    • (Spring 2023) ARAB 122. Arabic I, MTWTh 09:00am – 09:50am,
    • (Spring 2023) ARAB 252. Arabic IV, TTh 10:00am – 11:50am,
    • (Spring 2023) GESM 120. Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry, TTh 12:30pm – 01:50pm, WPH103
  • Encyclopedia Article

    • Ryan, B. P. (2021). Khurayyif, al-Bashīr Leiden: Encyclopedia of Islam, THREE, Brill.