Malak Abdelkhalek

Malak Abdelkhalek


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Biographical details

Malak is funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership to research the relationship between avant-garde literary and artistic production and political engagement in magazines in the late 1960s and 1970s. Her research is focused on the Global South, South West Asia and North Africa, and Egypt. Her research languages are Arabic, French, and English. 

She also completed an MA in Comparative Literature at King’s College London. Her dissertation titled ‘The Centres and Peripheries of Surrealism: France, Egypt, and the Spaces in Between’ provided a re-reading of Surrealism as a transnational movement. Before joining KCL, Malak did a BA in English and Comparative Literature at the American Univeristy in Cairo. 

Research interests

Malak is interested in researching South-South relations, leftist political thought, the avant-garde, as well as anti and postcolonialism.


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