Online Edition
14-17 June 2021

Yasmine Motawy



Yasmine Motawy teaches at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at the American University in Cairo and is a scholar, critic, translator, editor, consultant, and writing mentor in the field of children's literature. Yasmine prioritizes making information about children’s literature accessible, and has produced journalism, organized events, and worked with the Egyptian Board on Books for Young People (2012-2018) and other NGOs towards this goal. She served on the 2016 and 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, the 2017 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature Jury, and on the Arabic books selection committee of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club (2019-2020). In 2018, she was the recipient of the Mellon Foundation postdoctoral grant where she supported interdisciplinary Arabic language knowledge production. In 2021, her book on ideology in picturebooks written in Egypt in the last twenty years, Silence Between the Waves: Children’s Picturebooks and Contemporary Egyptian Society was published in Arabic by Al-Balsam Publishing House.