- Associate Professor of the Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures
- 402C, 718 Commonwealth Avenue
- BA, Oberlin College
MA, University of Texas, Austin
PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Spring 2015 Office Hours: Tuesday 10-12 and Friday 2-3 pm
Roberta Micallef received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas in Austin in 1997. Micallef ‘s research areas include 19th and 20th century Ottoman/Turkic literature and life writing. In 2013 she published a co-edited volume titled, On the Wonders of Land and Sea: Persianate Travel Writing. Also in 2013 she contributed an article to the Summer 2013 volume of Journal of Women’s History, “Reading Two Ottoman Travel Narratives as Life Writing.” Micallef is also an accomplished member of the language teaching community. She has been the executive secretary of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic languages since 2012 and together with a group of scholars from across the US working on a project to annotate the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for Turkish. Micallef was the primary investigator for two highly competitive federal STARTALK grants that enabled her to design and organize programs to train University level and K-12 teachers of Turkish.