is an assistant professor at Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. Previously, she held the Whittlesey Chair of History & Archaeology at the American University of Beirut. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Salon, NPR, Al Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor, and The Huffington Post. She also blogs about her travels on her website.
A joyful group of international students puts on an unlikely production of a classic in American theatre — and discovers the power of storytelling to embody our surprising sameness across culture, geography, and time.