Portrait-Rima Abunasser

Rima Abunasser

Instructor II
Reed Hall 411

rima.abunasser@tcu.edu | 817-257-5143


Ph.D., English Literature and Theory, University of North Texas, 1998
MA, Literature and Criticism, University of North Texas, 1999
BA, English Literature and Theory, Yarmouk University, 2003

Courses Taught

Global Women's Literature
Global Women's Literature (Honors)
Literature and Civilization II (Honors)
Non-Western World Literature
Literature of the Middle East and North Africa
Restoration & Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Areas of Focus

Global Literatures
18th Century British Literature
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women's Writing
Race and Ethnic Studies

“Arab Women’s Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Discourse.”¬†IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook, European Institute of the Mediterranean (2015): 316-316. Print and online.

“The Commerce of Knowledge in Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas.” Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz. New York: AMS Press, 2012. 215-29.

“The Deterritorialized Self in Laila Lalamis Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits.”¬†Spec. issue of Journal of North African Studies 21.2 (2016):182-198. Print and online.


  • Department of English Teaching Award (2016)
  • Wise Woman Teaching Award, nominee (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • CIEE International Faculty Development Fellowship (2015)
  • AddRan College, Creativity and Innovation in Learning Grant (2015)
  • NEH Summer Institute, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema Since Independence (2014)
  • Department of English Service Award (2014)