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Moustafa Bayoumi  

Journalist and Author of "How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America"

Moustafa Bayoumi is an editor, writer, and professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Bayoumi is the author of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror awarded the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award, and How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America awarded a 2008 American Book Award and the 2009 Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction.

As well, Bayoumi is the editor of Middle East Report, co-editor of The Edward Said Reader, editor of Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israeli/Palestine Conflict.

His writings have also appeared in The Nation, London Review of Books, and The Village Voice and he also serves as a columnist for the Progressive Media Project, an initiative of The Progressive magazine, through which his op-eds appear in newspapers across the United States.

Bayoumi's academic essays appear in publications including Transition, Interventions, the Yale Journal of Criticism, Amerasia, Arab Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Asian American Studies.

He completed his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

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