Angeline Peterson is a doctoral candidate and Arabic instructor in the Department of African Cultural Studies. Her research explores the desert literary landscape as a life force ordering and re-ordering layers of the universe in African stories set in the Sahara. Angeline completed her B.A. in French and Anthropology at Beloit College and her M.A. in African Languages & Literature at UW-Madison. She presented her master’s paper, “Dystopian Fiction in the Age of Information: Decoding the Divine Network of The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz,” at the 2019 African Literature Association Conference. Angeline enjoys reading a variety of speculative fiction in her free time and dreams of running a marathon with Haruki Murakami.