Khaled Al Hilli is a PhD student in Comparative literature. His dissertation focuses on transnational war narratives, specifically on the production and circulation of novels written by Iraqi and American writers after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. By way of countering the dominant literary tradition of war literature, this research brings to light a range of war-inflected narratives by Iraqi writers living in and outside of Iraq. It looks at specific literary protocols used to account for traumatic discontinuities in personal and collective memory on the level of content and structure.

Khaled Al Hilli has also translated Arabic fiction and teaches at Hunter College.