Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Teaching and research staff within Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Dr Ruth Abou Rached
Lecturer in Arabic Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Arabic literature; Iraqi women's writing; exilic cultural production; translation studies; feminist and post/colonial approaches to translation.

Mr Rami Albali
Language Tutor (Arabic)

Dr Moshe Behar
Senior Lecturer In Israel/Palestine and Middle Eastern Studies

Specialisms: Modern Middle East; Palestine/Israel; modern Jewish History & Thought; Marxism, Nationalism and bi-Nationalism.

Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate
Senior Language Tutor (Arabic)
Coordinator of the University Wide Language Programme (UWLP) & LEAP

Specialisms: Legal Translation & Interpreting (international treaties, asylum & refugees); didactics of teaching interpreting skills; effective language teaching methods, PBL & reflective writing.

Dr Abdelghani Mimouni (AMES)
Language Tutor (Arabic)

Prof Zahia Salhi
Professor of Modern Arabic Studies

Dr Tom Woerner-Powell
Lecturer in Modern Islam

Specialisms: Political Islam; Sufism; Colonialism; Intercultural Philosophy; Pacifism and Nonviolence.

Emeritus staff

Prof John Healey - Emeritus Professor of Semitic Studies