Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Katherine Goodin

B.A., Brown University

Katherine Goodin



Arabic literature, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, translation studies and Egyptian culture and dialect


Kate Goodin is a doctoral student and College of Liberal Arts Fellow in Arabic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from Brown University in 2008 with a B.A. in Literary Translation from the Comparative Literature department, where she focused on translating classical Latin poetry into English. After her undergraduate degree, Kate studied Arabic intensively at the University of California, Middlebury, the American University in Cairo on a Fulbright grant, and the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad.

During her time in Egypt, Kate worked as an Arabic-English media translator for Al-Masry Al-Youm English. She also worked as an editor and translator for the nonprofit social technology company Meedan, where she helped translate tweets, blog posts and Arabic news and commentary during the early phases of the Arab uprisings in 2011. She helped advise selections and translated two pieces for the section on the Egyptian uprising in "Now That We Have Tasted Hope: Voices from the Arab Spring," a collection of translated primary source documents.


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