Diana Abu-Jaber

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Diana Abu-Jaber (Arabic: ديانا أبو جابر) is an American author and a professor at Portland State University. She often writes about issues of identity and culture.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1] She currently divides her time between Miami and Portland.[citation needed]

Academic appointments[edit]


  • The Language of Baklava (2005)
  • Life Without a Recipe (2016)


External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Portland State College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: English Department | Diana Abu-Jaber, Ph.D." www.pdx.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Diana Abu-Jaber : Official Website : Writing". www.dianaabujaber.com. Retrieved 2019-04-16.