Dr. Salwa Ali Ben Zahra

Language(s) taught



English, Arabic, and French literatures in multidisciplinary connections with Disability and Postcolonial Studies.


PhD, (2002) Unniversity of Minnesota
MA, English (1995), University of Minnesota
BA, English and Italian (1991), University of Tunis-Carthage

Personal Bio

"Solus por Acqua" as dicton, healing by water. Love for the sea, the Mediterranean in particular, the Tunisian coastline especially. Therapeutic swims as hobby. Family person and family love flowing lifelong. Music within as well. Love for Arabic music and song, food for thought and soul.


"Nidhal," Conference paper presentation at the Disability Studies Conference held in Minneapolis (June 2014)

Selection for reprinting of a "College Literature" article about Francophone Algerian Rachid Mimouni's fiction for inclusion in an essay collection titled Worlds Apart

Iraqi in Paris by Samuel Shimon as a subject of a paper presentation at Villanova, PA.

Publication project in progress. Work on Francophone Moroccan Tahar Ben Jelloun's novel Sand Child in translation for the JLCD journal based in London.

Title: Associate Professor, Arabic and Director of the Arabic Program
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2304

Office address
LS Dougherty 108 A