Brady Ryan

Brady Ryan


  • Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, 2022
  • B.A. Arabic, Michigan State University, 2016
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Lecturer of Arabic, University of Southern California, 2022-
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Brady researches modern Arabic literature. He is especially interested in literature’s critical intersections with history, politics, and gender. He has an ongoing research project on the trajectories of the historical novel in Arabic.

  • Encyclopedia Article

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

    Journal Article

    • Ryan, B. P. (2024). Arwa Salih’s Gendered Critique: Affect, Marxism, and Kitsch. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. Vol. 20 (1), pp. 23-42. Link to article
    • Ryan, B. P. (2023). Exhausting aesthetic critiques of the authoritarian present in Egyptian literature from Ṣunʿallāh Ibrāhīm to Muḥammad Rabīʿ. Middle Eastern Literatures. Link to article

    Essay Translation

    • Ryan, B., Taha, E. (2020). “Inshallah We’ll Get That Permission,” by Nadia Kamel. Los Angeles Review. Read translation here.
    • Ryan, B., Taha, E. (2020). “Communism in Style” by Nadia Kamel. Words Without Borders. Read translation here.
    • Arab Cityscapes in Literature and Film, GESM, 2022-2023
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