Caroline Seymour-Jorn

  • Professor, Global Studies (Comparative Literature and Global Studies Program)


  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1995
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1990
  • BA, Modern Standard Arabic & Modern Greek (with distinction), Summa Cum Laude with Honors, 1987

Teaching Schedule

Course Num Title Meets
INTLST 550-001 Senior Seminar in International Studies: Cultures & Conflicts in the Middle East MW 1pm-2:15pm

Courses Taught

  • COMPLIT 133 - Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts
  • COMPLIT 135 - Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century: YouthCulture inthe Middle East
  • COMPLIT 208 - World Literature in Translation: The 17th to the 21st Century
  • COMPLIT 230 - Literature and Society: Utopias
  • COMPLIT 231 - Literature and Religion: The Qur'an as Literature
  • COMPLIT 350 - Topics in Comparative Literature: Arab Women Writers
  • COMPLIT 360 - Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: Arabic WomenWritersTranslation
  • COMPLIT 463 - Literary Criticism: Major Authors
  • COMPLIT 533 - Seminar in Trends in Modern Literature: Development, the Arabic Novel
  • COMPLIT 704 - Seminar in Cultural Studies: Literature and Anthropology
  • HIST 497 - Morocco History: Infant and Maternal Health
  • INTLST 550 - Senior Seminar in International Studies: Youth and Revolution
  • L&S HUM 296 - UROP Apprenticeship
  • MAFLL 704 - Seminar in Cultural Studies: Literature and Anthropology
  • TRNSLTN 704 - Introduction to Translation: Arabic to English,
  • TRNSLTN 714 - Advanced Translation: Arabic to English

Teaching Interests

  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Anthropology of the Middle East

Research Interests

  • Arabic Literature
  • Egyptian culture and arts
  • Youth in the Middle East
  • American Muslims

Selected Publications

Seymour-Jorn, Caroline, Sziarto, Kristin M., and Mansson McGinty, Anna M. “The American Prophetic Tradition and Social Justice Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin” Contemporary Islam (2018).
Mansson Mcginty, A. M., Sziarto, K. M., and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Research within and against Islamophobia: A collaboration project with Muslim communities” Social and Cultural Geography 14.1 (2013): 1-22.
Sziarto, Kristin M., Mansson McGinty, Anna, and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “The Muslim Milwaukee Project: Muslims Negotiating Racial and Ethnic Categories” The Wisconsin Geographer 25. (2013): 67-94.
Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Teaching Arab Women's Literature: Radwa Ashour's Gharnata” Al-`Arabiyya: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic 38-39.2007-2008 Ed. Burt, Clarissa. (2011): 137-162.
Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. Cultural Criticism in Egyptian Women's Writing: Anthropological and Literary Perspectives Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. 2011.
Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. 'The Arab Apocalypse' as a Critique of Global Imperialism Ed. Suhair Majaj , Lisa, and Amireh, Amal. London: McFarland Publishers. 2002: 37-49