Rana Ghuloom

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Arabic literature; Islamic philosophy; Ta’zieh and embodied practices of grief; Gender and sexuality studies; Mysticism
Education: M.A. Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, 2018
, B.A. English Language & Literature, University of Bahrain, 2015

My research focuses on Islamic supplication narratives and recitals [duʿāʾ] in both the Arabic and Persian traditions. I study Shiʿi and Sufi mystical traditions and work with questions of orality, performance, embodiment, sadness and translation.

Teaching Experience:

ESL Instructor, University of Bahrain (2018-2020)
Instructor, STARTALK Arabic, Penn State University (Summer 2018)
Instructor, Arabic 001-002, Penn State University (Spring 2017, Fall 2017)