Enass Khansa joined AUB´s Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages as an Assistant Professor in January 2018, and currently assumed the position of chair (2022-2025). She holds a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Georgetown University (2015). In 2016-2017, Enass was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard University; and in 2015-2016, The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University´s Real Colegio Complutense (RCC). Prior to that, Enass held a tenure as a diplomat (2003- Resigned in 2011), and as the Special Advisor to the President of the Atlantic, in Washington, D.C. (2013-2015). She has joined the editorial board of The Library of Arabic Literature, Astarté. Estudios del Oriente Próximo y el Mediterráneo, Spain, and the advisory board of Sadik Jalal al-Azm Foundation, US.
Her research interests include literary criticism, medieval adab, anthological writing (4/10-6/12 c.), interdisciplinary research and manuscript edition.
Of the courses she designed and taught at AUB,
· Readers of al-Andalus
· The Caliphate and the Arts
· Advice Literature (Mirrors for Princes)
· Rhetoric and Power
· Visual and Literary Culture of the Islamic West
· Apostrophe in Premodern Arabic Literature