Dr. Nuha Alshaar | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

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


PhD, Phd. Classical Arabic And Islamic Thought, University of Cambridge,, United Kingdom, 2010
MEd, M.phil In Educational Research, The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2004
MA, Ma. African & Asian History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom, 2003
Diploma, Islamic Studies And Humanities, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 2002
BA, Ba In Arabic Language And Literature, Al-Ba'th University, Syria, Syria, 1999

Professional experience

Associate Professor Of Arabic Studies, Arabic And Translation Department, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2018 - Present
Assistant Professor, Arabic And Translation Studies, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2012 - 2018
Research Associate, Qur'anic Studies Unit, Department Of Research And Publication, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2012
Teaching-fellow, Near And Middle East Department,faculty Of Languages, University of London, SOAS, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2012
Lecturer, Language Center School Of Oriental And African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2012
Academic Supervisor Of Undergraduate Students,, Arabic, The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2009
Visiting Teaching-fellow, Department Of Arts And Science, The International Study Center,Queen's University Canada in UK., United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008


Member of the British Association of Islamic Studies (BRAIS)., January 2017
The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities Responsibilities will include participation in meetings, conferences, organizing initiative joint academic activities, and interdisciplinary projects., May 2014
Ethics Working Group, Kalam Research and Media, Dubai Participating 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), December 2013
Member of the American Academy of Religion, January 2011
Member of the American Oriental Society, October 2006
Member of the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), January 2010 - December 2012
Fellow of the Cambridge Overseas Society, UK, September 2003 - September 2010
Member of the Cambridge Students Union, September 2003 - September 2010
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