Shakir Mustafa is a Visiting Associate Professor of Arabic at Northeastern University. Shakir grew up in Iraq and taught at Mosul University in Northern Iraq for eleven years. He then taught at Indiana University and Boston University from1999 to 2008. His most recent book is Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology (Syracuse, 2008). His other publications are in the areas of Literary Translation, Irish Drama, and Jewish American Fiction. He gave dozens of lectures as well as radio and television interviews (NPR, NECN, FOX News among others) on Arab and Muslim cultures and politics.
Shakir was awarded a Boston University Humanities Foundation Fellowship for the Spring Semester of 2007. He was also awarded by Indiana University a Graduate Research Scholarship in the Spring 1991 and a Graduate study scholarships, 1991-1999. His book Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology has been recognized as “one of the most important books in 2008” by The Bloomsbury Review. Shakir’s biography (2001-present) has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, 2001-, and Who’s Who in American Higher Education, 2003-, 2004 as well as in the 32nd ed. of the Dictionary of International Biography, the 21st Century Award for Achievement, and The Cambridge Blue Book.