Jonathan Smolin

Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures

Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies

6-3975
201A Bartlett Hall
HB 6191
Department(s): 
Arabic Studies
Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Education: 
B.A. University of Chicago
M.A. University of Chicago
M.A. Harvard University
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture (Indiana University Press, 2013). Winner, 2014 L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize for North African Studies.

"Didactic Entertainment: The Moroccan Police Journal and the Origins of the Arabic Police Procedural,"Internatonal Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (IJMES) 45 (2013): 695-714.

"Nabil Ayouch: Transgression, Identity, and Difference" in Contemporary Arab Filmmakers: Political Protest and Social Critique, edited by Josef Gugler (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015), 214-240.

Translation and Introduction of Youssef Fadel, A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me: A Novel (Hoopoe, 2016).

Translation of Abdelilah Hamdouchi, White Fly: A Novel (Hoopoe, 2016).