Samer Al-Saber, PhD
Samer Al-Saber was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Davidson College 2013-2015. During his time at Davidson, his teaching included courses on acting and culture/performance in the Middle East. His teaching and scholarship focused on the intersection of cultural production and political conflict. He has worked in and studied theatre in North America, the Middle East, and Australia. As a cultural critic and historian, the areas of his scholarly interests include Middle Eastern culture, theatre, and performance, the modern history of East Jerusalem, Palestinian Theatre, Arab Theatre, and the performance culture in the Roman Middle East. He often draws on postcolonial studies, Marxism, feminism, orientalism, nationalism, globalization scholarship, and exilic studies to illuminate historical and cultural events.