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Early life and education
Abu-Jaber was born in Syracuse, New York. Her father was Jordanian and her mother was American, descended from Irish and German roots. At the age of seven she moved with her family for two years to Jordan. She received a BA in English and Creative Writing from the State University of New York at Oswego, an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University. She currently divides her time between Miami and Portland.
- 1990 - Visiting Assistant Professor, English, Iowa State University
- 1990-1995 - Assistant Professor, English, [[University of Oregon|University of Oregon]]
- 1996–present - Writer-in-Residence/Professor, English Department, Portland State University
- Arabian Jazz (1993) - Oregon Book Award (1994)
- Crescent (2003) - PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction (1994), Twenty Noteworthy Novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor
- Origin (2007)
- Birds Of Paradise (2011)
- The Language of Baklava (2005)
- Life Without a Recipe (2016)
- The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal includes "The Lost City of Love"
- Official website
- "My Elizabeth," a short story by Diana Abu-Jaber
- Portland State Faculty Profile
- 2011 radio interview (one hour) at The Bat Segundo Show
- "Portland State College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: English Department | Diana Abu-Jaber, Ph.D." www.pdx.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
- "Diana Abu-Jaber : Official Website : Writing". www.dianaabujaber.com. Retrieved 2019-04-16.