Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA in Arabic Studies and PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin
Research Areas: Arabic and Persian languages, linguistics, and pedagogy; music, popular culture, and social media; linguistic diversity and and language ideologies, intercultural and multilingual approaches in teaching, curriculum design
Corinne Stokes is a senior lecturer in Arabic at New York University Abu Dhabi. She earned her MA in Arabic Studies in 2012 and her PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin. Before her graduate work, she studied at the Berklee College of Music and the American University in Cairo and earned a BA in Religious Studies and Music at the University of Miami. Stokes’ research interests are in sociolinguistics, linguistic ethnography, dialectology, pedagogy, and popular culture studies. Her work in curriculum design seeks to incorporate intercultural, multimodal, and multilingual perspectives in language and culture teaching. Her research has been supported by the US Department of Education’s GAANN and FLAS fellowship programs and the University of Texas at Austin's Graduate School and Department of Middle Eastern Studies. For the 2014-15 academic year, she was awarded a Fulbright-mtvU grant to research linguistic and cultural diversity in Abu Dhabi’s contemporary music scene.