“It’s Not About That”,
short story, in Dinarzad’s
Children: an Anthology of Arab American Fiction,
editors Kaldas and Mattawa, University of Arkansas Press,
- “The Coming Out of the Chameleon,” an essay, and
“El Greco,” excerpt from new novel, in Scheherazade’s
Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing, editor
Darraj, Praeger Press, October 2004.
- “The Islamic Salon: Elite Women’s Religious Networks
in Egypt,” in Muslim
Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop, editors Lawrence and
Cooke, University of North Carolina Press, February 2005.
Selected Essays and Publications
Reflections and Refractions: Arab American
Women Writing and Written, Hawwa, Journal of Women of
the Middle East and the Islamic World, vol 1.2, August 2003.
Constructing Identities: Arabs Writing
in the American Context. Seventh International Symposium
on Comparative Literature, Cairo University, Egypt, December
Mediating Identities in Crisis: Muslim
Americans post September 11. Middle East Studies Association
conference, Washington DC, November 2002.
The Role of Novel and Memoir in Muslim
Discourses of Modernity. First World Congress for Middle
Eastern Studies, University of Mainz, September 2002.
The Islamic Salon: Elite Women’s
Religious Networks in Egypt, Duke University, March 2001,
to be published by UNC Press, 2004.
Theorizing Modern Alexandria, co-authored
with Faiza Shereen, Modern Languages Association conference,
New Orleans, December 2001.
in Public Speaking
“Role of women and the family in
Islam,” Summer Institute for Teachers on Teaching about
Islam and Muslims Around the World, North Carolina Department
of Education, Raleigh, June 17, 2003.
- “Are your Civil Rights Threatened
Now?” Panel organized by the Orange County Civil Rights
Bill Defense Committee, Chapel Hill Town Hall, March 20, 2003.
- “America: Superpower & Responsibility,”
UNC-Wilmington Global Summit, Wilmington, February 11, 2003.
- “Growing up Arab American,”
University Center for International Studies series, UNC-Chapel
Hill, August 2002.
- “The Insider/Outsider Perspective
in Fiction: Privileges & Politics,” Dayton University
Literary Festival, April 20, 2001; Georgetown University, Center
for Contemporary Arab Studies, March 16th, 2001; and the Islamic
Heritage Society, New York, May 15th, 2001.
- “Middle Eastern Cultural Overview,”
Athena Foundation Conference, Mentoring Orientation and Training,
May 3rd, 2001.
- “Growing Up Diglossic: Political,
Social and Literary Ramifications,” Duke University, February
coordinator and cofounder of “Americans & Muslims
for Intercultural Dialogue,” a volunteer speakers group
formed in October 2001 to promote understanding and defend civil
liberties, Serageldin has also been invited to speak regularly
at churches, rotaries, public libraries, etc.
Serageldin is Vice-President of the Alliance française
of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and an active member for the past
October 30, 2003. Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab.
Studies: Seminar on Muslim Women Writers in America.
- December 3, 2003.
Writers Series convocation at Butler University, Indiana.
December 28, 2003. Arab American Fiction Reading, Modern Languages Association
Convention, San Diego.
June 10, 2004. School of Oriental and African Studies.
Khalili Lecture Theatre, London, England.