Norman Saadi Nikro is a Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. He studied critical theory and cultural studies in Sydney, and completed his doctoral studies in 1998. From 2001 to 2007, he was Assistant Professor in the Humanities Faculty at Notre Dame University, Lebanon. He teaches in the Department of English Literature and Cultural Studies at Potsdam University, Germany, where he gained his Habilitation degree in 2013. At Leibniz-ZMO, he is a member of the Trajectories of Lives and Knowledge research group, and is undertaking research for a book on the biographical impulses in the work of Edward Said. He is the author of The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon (2012).