Ziad Dallal is an academic, author, and translator. He teaches Arabic literature at Bard College, and has translated essays and short stories for several Arab authors. Ziad’s areas of research include modern Arabic literature and intellectual history, critical theory, translation theory, political philosophy, philology, Marxism, and film theory. He has written about contemporary Arabic culture and served as lead translator and adviser on This Is Home: A Refugee Story, a 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner for world cinema documentary. Ziad’s writing has appeared in Bidayat, Assafir, Alif:Journal of Comparative Poetics, Review of Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Arabic Literature, and Beirut Art Center’s The Derivative.