Classical Arabic Poetry and Literature/Communication & Culture/ Performance and Drama
BA in Philosophy- American University of Beirut.
Dilploma in Acting from the Institute of Fine Arts- Lebanese University.
MA in Higher and Post-Secondary Education -University of Michigan.
MA in Near Eastern Languages & Cultures -Indiana University
PhD Student in Near Eastern Languages & Cultures- Indiana University
PhD Student in Communication & Culture - Indiana University
Right now I am working on Arabic love poetry especially the work of Majnun Layla. I am interested in the circulation of love in poetic forms from the 9th century into the early 20th century. I am looking into the cultural and political aspects that shaped the rise of this genre and the impact of the tools of propagation/storage on the circulation and reception of love themes.
Currently I am a member of an international team of lexicographers working on an English-Arabic and Arabic-English dictionary for the Oxford University Press. The dictionary will be published in 2013
Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Arabic