Pauline Kaldas

Pauline Kaldas

Pauline Kaldas is professor of English and creative writing. Her publications include The Time between Places: Stories That Weave In and Out of Egypt and America (University of Arkansas Press, 2010), Dinarzad’s Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction (coeditor, University of Arkansas Press, 2009), Letters from Cairo, a travel memoir (Syracuse University Press, 2006), and Egyptian Compass, a collection of poetry (Custom Words, 2006). Her poems, stories, and essays have been published in various journals and anthologies, including Post-Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing, The Poetry of Arab Women, Inclined to Speak, Callaloo, Mizna, and MELUS. She was awarded a fellowship in fiction from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Silver Award for Dinarzad’s Children from ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, and the RAWI Creative Prose Award. For more information, go to

Courses Taught

  • International Women's Voices
  • Advanced Creative Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Multicultural Women Writers
  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Immigrant Literature
  • Arab Women Writers
  • Arab American Literature
  • Writing Out of the Multicultural Experience


  • Ph.D., Binghamton University
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Clark University