Publications

Various Critical Review essays, Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth Century Novel. Cambridge UP, forthcoming, 2020.

“Suzy Wong: A Fragment of a Dream.” North American Review. Fall 2019. *Finalist for the Torch Prize in Non-fiction.

From “Suzy Wong: A Fragment of a Dream.” Open Space, North American Review. December 3, 2019. https://northamericanreview.org/open-space/suzy-wong-fragment-dream

“An Immigrant Embraces Long Island.” Newsday, September 22, 2019. https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/newsday-reader-essay-expressway-1.36600045

“Calamity and Despair.” Vol.1 Brooklyn.com, September 17, 2019. https://vol1brooklyn.com/2019/09/18/calamity-and-despair/

“The Joan of Arc Puppet Show.” The Threepenny Review, Summer 2019. https://www.threepennyreview.com/tocs/158_su19.html

The Other Empire: British Romantic Writings about the Ottoman Empire. New York: Routledge Publishing, 2003. https://www.routledge.com/The-Other-Empire-British-Romantic-Writings-about-the-Ottoman-Empire/Swenson/p/book/9780415762656

The Fantastic Story of Mustafa Turhan: An Oral History. New York: Swensonia Inc. 2010.

“Literacy and Heritage: Growing up Turkish on Long Island.” Memoirs in the Light of Day. Ed. Margaret Dinzler Shaw. New York: Lamberson Corona Press. 75-82. 2008.

“Voices across the Frontier: Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood.” Arab Women’s Lives Retold. Ed. Nawar al-Hassan Golley. Syracuse University Press.  111-128. 2007.

“Unlettered Tartars and Torpid Barbarians: Teaching the Figure of the Turk in Shelley and De Quincey.” Interrogating Orientalism. Ed. Diane Long Hoeveler. Ohio University Press. 182-197. 2006.

Random House Teaching Guide, Absent by Betool Khedairi. 2007

Random House Teaching Guide, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. 2005.