Aia Hussein Yousef is a doctoral candidate specializing in British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her dissertation explores the relation between modes of imitation in translation on the one hand and fiction on the other in the long eighteenth century. Her research and teaching interests include the history and theory of the novel, fictionality, gothic fiction, literary orientalism, and translation studies. A secondary interest is modern Arabic literature, particularly the Arabic novel. At Princeton, she has been an assistant instructor for the departments of Comparative Literature and English, and served as an editor for Arabic submissions to Princeton’s journal of literary translation, Inventory. Before coming to Princeton, Aia earned her A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.A. in Literature from American University.