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Luke Leafgren

Luke Leafgren received his PhD in comparative literature from Harvard University in 2012 after earning BA degrees in English and theology from Columbia University and the University of Oxford. He has translated several Arabic novels into English and teaches Arabic at the Harvard University, where he also serves as assistant dean of Harvard College. He is an avid sailor and designed the StandStand portable standing desk.

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