His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies
Arabic grammatical theory
Arabic language teaching reforms
Language and national identity
Language and political conflict
Departments and Institutes
My research covers the cultural politics of the Middle East with special focus on identity, conflict, diaspora studies and modernization in so far as these issues relate to language, modern Arabic literature, translation and memory. I also conduct research in Arabic grammatical theory and the Arabic intellectual tradition in the pre-modern period.