Christopher Wise

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According to Wikipedia, Christopher Wise is a cultural theorist, literary critic, scholar, and translator. His publications largely focus on Sahelian West Africa, especially Mali, Burkina Faso, and Senegal, as well as Palestine, Jordan, and Israel. He has also published theoretical works on Fredric Jameson, Jacques Derrida, and Noam Chomsky. Wise received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside in 1992. He taught on Fulbright awards at the Université de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and the University of Jordan, Amman . At the University of Jordan, Wise developed American and Islamic Studies programs. In 2004, he co-directed the first American Studies Conference in the Middle East, held in Cairo, Egypt. He has been a professor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington since 1996. Prior to that, he taught on the faculty of the University of West Georgia and Occidental College. Wise was born in Oklahoma and is a member of the Muscogee Nation.

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