Rana Ghuloom

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2020

My research focuses on the poetics of grief within Islamic supplication narratives and recitals. I work across Arabic and Persian traditions, as well as Shiʿa and Sufi circles, and I engage questions of narration, orality, performance, embodiment and gender within an interdisciplinary archive of Islamic cultural practices. 

Research interests:

Arabic literature; Islamic philosophy; Ta’zieh and embodied practices of grief; Gender and sexuality studies; Mysticism

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)


M.A. Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, 2018
B.A. English Language & Literature, University of Bahrain, 2015