Professor of English
A Palestinian Arab from Israel, Dr. Khader completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature at Haifa University, Israel, and his doctorate on a Fulbright scholarship at the Pennsylvania State University. He worked for two years at Bilkent, a private university in Ankara, Turkey, before he joined the English Department at Stetson University. He is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew and English, can read French, and has has a rudimentary knowledge of Spanish. He lives in DeLand with his wife, Marie, and their three Pali-Rican daughters—Jamila, Alana and Salma. Dr. Khader is the recipient of the Stetson University Hand Award for Scholarship (2006) and the Stetson University Hand Award of Community Impact (2011).
- Ph.D. in English, The Pennsylvania State University
- Postcolonial studies and transnational feminisms
- Global/ World Literature
- Fantasy Literature: Vampire fiction, fairy tales and science fiction
- Literary Theory
- Globalization, cosmopolitanism and human rights
- Third World Women's Literature
- (Global) Vampire Fiction
- The Aesthetics and Politics of Fairy Tales
- Gender, Race, Sexuality and Class
- Writing and Rhetoric
- He is the author of "Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics," (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, forthcoming), and is the co-editor, with Molly Rothenberg, of a collection of essays on the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, entitled, "Žižek Now: Current Perspectives in Žižek Studies," (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press forthcoming).
- His articles have appeared in Children's Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Feminist Studies, College Literature (2 articles), MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Ariel: Review of International English Literature, and other journals and collections.
- He is also currently working on two other book manuscripts.
Middle Eastern politics (Palestine/ Israel) and Islam
Media representations of Arabs and Muslims
Vampire literature and subculture