American University of Beirut

Robert Myers



Robert Myers is a Professor of English at AUB. His PhD from Yale is in literature with a specialty in Spanish, Portuguese and Hispano-Arabic literature. He is a director of AUB's Theater Initiative and the director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies. He is a playwright and cultural historian whose interests include modern and contemporary literature, theatre and arts from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and the Arab world. He is the author of over fifteen plays and numerous scholarly and journalistic articles. With Nada Saab, he has translated Baghdadi Bath, by Iraqi playwright Jawad Al Assadi; The Dictator, by Lebanese playwright 'Issam Mahfouz; and Rituals and Signs of Transformations (translated with a grant from the MacArthur Foundation) and The Rape, both by Syrian playwright Sa'dallah Wannous. He produced the latter two in Beirut and The Dictator in New York. He and Nada Saab edited and translated a Wannous reader for Yale University Press, Sentence to Hope, which was published in 2019, and an anthology and critical edition of plays, Contemporary Levantine Political Theatre, which was published in 2018 by Brill.


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