A PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, Rachel Norman researches multilingualism in Latina/o literature and Arab American literature in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
She has presented her work at conferences held by the Modern Languages Association, the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association, the Arab American Studies Association, the Middle Eastern Studies Association, and the Carolina Conference for Romance Languages. Her publications include a book chapter on bilingualism in the Latina/o community and an essay on Junot Díaz´s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in the South Atlantic Review.
She has taught courses on Arab American literature, film, 19th and 20th century British literature, beginning and intermediate Spanish, and rhetoric and composition.
Her work has been generously supported by Middlebury College, The Modern Languages Association, The UNC Graduate School, The Office for Undergraduate Research at UNC, and The Center for the Study of the American South.