Stetson University

Jamil Khader

Professor of English

A Palestinian Arab from Israel, Jamil 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. 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., English, The Pennsylvania State University

Course Topics

  • Third World Women's Literature
  • Text-Theory-Criticism
  • (Global) Vampire Fiction
  • The Aesthetics and Politics of Fairy Tales
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality and Class
  • Writing and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial studies and transnational feminisms
  • Global/world literature
  • Fantasy Literature: vampire fiction, fairy tales and science fiction
  • Literary theory
  • Globalization, cosmopolitanism and human rights


  • Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics, (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, forthcoming), 
  • 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.

Jamil Khader

Faculty Expert

  • Middle Eastern politics (Palestine/ Israel) and Islam
  • Media representations of Arabs and Muslims
  • Vampire literature and subculture

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