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Max Shmookler

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Max Shmookler is a doctoral candidate in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University, where he is a recipient of a Dean's Fellowship. His work focuses on trends in contemporary Sudanese literature and, more broadly, the place of Arabic as a language of thought, rhetoric, and religiosity in Sahelian Africa. He lived for many years in Cairo and traveled widely in the Middle East.