Jonathan Smolin

Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures

Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies

201A Bartlett Hall
HB 6191
Arabic Studies
Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
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).