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Almas Khan


ESL Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of California - Irvine; J.D., University of Chicago; Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia

Almas Khan is a Fellow in the Center for Legal English. Her scholarship probes the synergies and tensions between literary and legal discourse and forms,...

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Almas Khan is a Fellow in the Center for Legal English. Her scholarship probes the synergies and tensions between literary and legal discourse and forms, currently in the context of U.S. constitutional law's intersections with developments in post bellum literature. Almas is presently revising her dissertation, A Fraught Inheritance: Legal Realism, Literary Realism, and the Forging of American Democracy, into a monograph. An essay based on the project, titled "The Social Justice-Legal Justice Cleavage in Modern American Literature," was recently published in the anthology Social Justice and American Literature. Almas has also published law, literature, and law-and-literature articles in several journals, including "Poetic Justice: Slavery, Law, and the (Anti-)Elegiac Form in M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong!" in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry. Almas holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School. She also has a B.A. in English from Stanford University (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa honors) and an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine (thesis with distinction). Before coming to Georgetown, Almas taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Miami.

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