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Editors in Chief

Lubna Safi

Lubna is a doctoral student focusing on classical and medieval Arabic poetry and poetics–particularly its modern reception by 20th and 21st century Arabic and Spanish poetry. She has worked with literary magazines previously as a designer and copy-editor. Outside of her academic work, she enjoys taking long walks and eating plum jam.

Brooke Norton

Brooke’s interests include Egyptian art and archeology and cultural interconnections between Egypt and the Southern Levant. Her excavation experience includes Jordan and  Egypt (Amheida Project and Wadi el Hudi Expedition). Brooke has also worked in an archaeological gallery and overseen the publication of didactic material and catalogues accompanying exhibitions. Her non-academic interests include exploring new cities and brewing beer.



Oren Yirmiya


Faculty Advisor

Niek Veldhuis