Bio


Samer is Assistant Professor of Theatre And Performance Studies, and a member of the faculty at the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Before coming to Stanford, he has taught at various institutions (Davidson College, Florida State University) on a wide range of topics, including Conflict and Theatre, Arab Theatre and Culture, Palestinian Theatre, Performing Arabs, Staging Islam and American Politics, and Orientalism. At Stanford, he teaches courses concerned with identity, race, and ethnicity at the intersection of Islam and the Arts His international research is focused on the cultural dimensions of the Arab World, the Middle East, and Islamicate regions. As artist/scholar, his field work intersects with theatre practice as a director and writer.

Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Studies

Professional Education


  • PhD, University of Washington - School of Drama, Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism (2013)

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Kari Barclay