Nasser Meerkhan

Assistant Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Near-Eastern Studies
Spanish and Portuguese, Arabic

Nasser's research focuses on transcultural, transtemporal and translinguistic texts. Since beginning his graduate studies in the United States in 2011, he has been drawn to Medieval Iberia as a place of paradox: at once a space of uncertainty and of turmoil, yet also one of hope and toleration. In addition to historiography, his research includes Islamic influence on Cervantes, maqamat art in Medieval Iberia, the picaresque, Averroes’ translation of Plato’s Politics, male-friendship in Celestina, and twelfth-century philosophical Andalusi treatise, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan.