— Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin (expected 2017), B.A. Georgetown University (2007)
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Anna Ziajka Stanton is a Ph.D. student in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at The University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include modern Arabic literature, with a particular focus on the evolution of the Arabic literary canon and questions of fiction and readership in the Arab world from the nahda to the present; Arabic to English translation and translation theory; the contemporary Arab publishing industry; and Arabic literary prizes and book fairs. From 2007-2011 she lived between Cairo and Abu Dhabi, working in the editorial department of the American University in Cairo Press and later managing the Cultural Programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. She holds a B.A. in Arabic and English from Georgetown University.