Luke Leafgren received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University in 2012, after taking BA degrees in English and theology from Columbia University and Oxford University. He has translated several novels from Arabic into English, including Najwa Barakat’s Oh, Salaam! (Interlink Books). He teaches Arabic at Harvard University, where he also serves as assistant dean of Harvard College. He is an avid sailor and designed the StandStand portable standing desk.