Olivia C. Harrison is Assistant Professor of French and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California, where she teaches courses on the modern and contemporary Mediterranean. Her research focuses on postcolonial North African, Middle Eastern, and French literature and film, with a particular emphasis on transcolonial affiliations between writers and intellectuals from the Global South. Her articles have appeared in PMLA, Social Text, and Postcolonial Text as well as in more specialized venues such as Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: Sites. She is the author of Transcolonial Maghreb: Imagining Palestine in the Era of Decolonization (Stanford University Press, 2016) and, with Teresa Villa-Ignacio, editor of Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics (Stanford University Press, 2016).