Rebecca Ruth Gould

Professor, Islamic World and Comparative Literature
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

rebecca ruth gouldI am a scholar, writer and translator currently based at the University of Birmingham, working on the intersections of literary, legal and political theory. Much of my research focuses on the Middle East and the Muslim regions of the former Soviet Union. I have recently broadened my focus to engage with legal and quasi-legal definitions of racism across Europe and North America, as well as with freedom of expression in a global context. I am co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (2020) and author of Writers and Rebels: The Literatures of Insurgency in the Caucasus (2016).

Areas of Interest

Scholarly Publications on Law, Language and Literature

Public Commentary

Public Lectures and Interviews