- Degree: Began PhD program in 2018
- Concentration: American Literature (20th Century)
- Advisor: Harvey Teres
Natalie El-Eid is a PhD student in English who holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University, and a Master's degree in English from the State University of New York at Cortland. She is most interested in postcolonial/colonial critiques of literature, with a focus on the Middle East. Her research interests are concentrated on Arab-American and ethnic literatures, particularly in respect to war, trauma, gender, sexuality, and diaspora. While engaging various types of media, she intends to analyze Western perspectives of Arabic culture, dominantly through representations of Arab males and females post-9/11, as well as the construction of the diasporic identity in the United States. Other areas of particular interest to her are the contrasts and constructions of "whiteness" versus "otherness" in America, and the topics of cultural privilege and human rights.
- M.A. English, SUNY Cortland
- B.A. Psychology, Central Connecticut State