Mbarek Sryfi

Lecturer in Foreign Languages


Mbarek Sryfi joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, previously he has taught at Mercer County Community College (New Jersey), and Morocco.  He is currently a Lecturer in Foreign Languages  in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and has completed his Ph.D in Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Arabs and the Art of Storytelling - A Strange Familiarity, Syracuse University Press (2014). 
  • Monarch of the Square- An Antology of Muhammad Zafzaf's Short Stories, Syracuse University Press (2014).
  • The Elusive Fox, Syracuse University Press (2016).
  • The Blueness of the Evening. The University of Arkansas Press (2018).
  • Co-translation of Hassan Najmi’s poetry with  Eric Sellin, (Metamorphoses a journal of literary translation, forthcoming Spring 2011)
  • Contribution to Perspectives - Arabic Language and Culture in Film (Alucen Learning, 2009)
  • Co-translation of Mohammad Zifzaf’s short stories with Roger Allen, (CELAAN, Summer 2008)