Christina Civantos is a professor of Hispanic and Arabic literary and cultural studies at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on Arabic-speaking immigrants in Hispano-America and Spain, South-South relations between Latin America and the Arab world, empire and coloniality, nationalisms, language ideologies, memory studies, and tolerance.

She is the author of Between Argentines and Arabs: Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity (2006), The Afterlife of al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives (2017), and Jamón and Halal: Lessons in Tolerance from Rural Andalucía (2022), as well as numerous essays.

With Nadia Naami she translated On Averroes’s Balcony, a chapter from Abdelfattah Kilito's Le Cheval de Nietzsche, for Banipal 75.

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Banipal 75 - Celebrating 25 Years of Arab Literature