College / Department

Teaching areas

Modern Arabic Literature, Translation Studies, Arab and Islamic Heritage

Research areas

Modern Arabic Literature, Arabic Language,Translation Studies


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, (1983-1988).
BA. Honours (1st Class) in Arabic Language at the College of Education, University of Mosul, Iraq (teacher training qualification) (1975-1979)

Professional experience

Consultant to the Supreme Council of Education, Qatar, Ministry of Education,(2002-2004).•Member of Arabic Language Teaching Committee(commissioned by PM Office in UAE),(2011-2013) •Member of BRISMES BOT council,(2010-2013)
External Examiner for the BA in Arabic&Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh,(2007-2009)
External examiner and Reviewer for BA in ArabicUniversity of Salford(200)•Chair and member of accrediting team at Prince Sultan University, KSA and for the BA in Arabic at UAE University,(2014 &2015)


British Society for Middle Eastern Studies,American Comparative Literature association.

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