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Clinical Assistant Professor, Instructor of Arabic Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Applied Linguistics, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Research Areas: Arabic language teaching and testing, discourse analysis, language ideologies, sociolinguistics of writing systems
He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Arabic at NYUAD. Previously, he taught at Middlebury College, Brown University and UCLA, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award.
His research interests include Arabic language teaching and testing, discourse analysis, language ideologies, and the sociolinguistics of writing systems. His most recent publications include, “Writing and rewriting Amazigh/Berber identity: Orthographies and language ideologies” (2015, Writing Systems Research) and “Becoming Amazigh: Standardization, Purity and Questions of Identity” (Forthcoming, The Journal of North African Studies).