Emily Sibley received a B.A. in English Literature from Wellesley College in 2006 and received an M.Phil (with distinction) in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University in 2008, where her thesis focused on the memoirs of Moroccan political prisoners of the 1970s. After several years of work in Morocco, she joined the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University in 2011. She received her M.A. from NYU in 2014 with a thesis considering the ethics of translation in relation to Arabic literature. Her dissertation, “Uncivil Tongues: Genealogies of Adab in Modern Arabic Literature,” examines how satire, protest, and incivility are central to an expanded view of literary practices in modern Arabic literature. She was a Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellow in 2014-2015, stationed in Amman, Jordan.