Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Classical Arabic Literature and Thought,<br>The Qur'an<br>Ethics in Islamic Contexts<br>Islamic Intellectual Traditions <br>Islamic Culture and Civilization<br>Moral philosophy in Islamic Context<br>The Literature of al-Andalus<br>Classical Arabic Poetry and Prose

Research areas

Ethical and political thought in Islamic context, Classical Arabic Literature and Thought, the reception of the Qur'an in literary traditions in classical Islam, and ethics of Qur'anic Commentaries.

Education

PhD, PhD. Classical Arabic and Islamic Thought, University of Cambridge,, United Kingdom
MEd, M.Phil in Educational Research, The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
MA, MA. African & Asian History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
Diploma, Islamic Studies and Humanities, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
BA, BA in Arabic Language and Literature, Al-Ba'th University, Syria, Syria

Professional experience

Associate Professor of Arabic Studies at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2018 - Present)
Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2012 - 2018)
Research Associate at Institute of Ismaili Studies, United Kingdom(2009 - 2012)
Teaching-fellow at University of London, United Kingdom(2011 - 2012)
lecturer at University of London, United Kingdom(2003 - 2012)
Academic supervisor of undergraduate students, at The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom(2007 - 2009)
Visiting Teaching-Fellow at The International Study Center,Queen's University Canada in UK., United Kingdom(2007 - 2008)

Memberships

Member of the British Association of Islamic Studies (BRAIS)., 2017 - present
The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities Responsibilities will include participation in meetings, conferences, organizing initiative joint academic activities, and interdisciplinary projects., 2014 - present
Ethics Working Group, Kalam Research and Media, DubaiParticipating and presenting papers at 3 consecutive workshops that will lead to publication of 3 articles in 3 books related to ethics in Islamic context (May 2013 to May 2016), 2013 - present
Member of the American Academy of Religion, 2011 - present
Member of the American Oriental Society, 2006 - present
Member of the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), 2010 - 2012
Fellow of the Cambridge Overseas Society, UK, 2003 - 2010
Member of the Cambridge Students Union, 2003 - 2010

Contact

nalshaar@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2408