Senior Lecturer, Arts and Humanities
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: EdD University of Exeter; MA University of West London
Research Areas: second language education, applied linguistics, photography
Sohail Karmani is an educator, applied linguist, and photographer. He has extensive experience in the field of second language education and applied linguistics. His academic publications have appeared in TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, ELT Journal, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. He has written and researched in the areas of language policy, the cultural politics of English as an "international" language, and critical applied linguistics.
He also has an academic interest in visual ethics, and currently teaches a first-year undergraduate course on 'Power and Ethics in Photography' and a core undergraduate course on 'Ethics of the Image'.
As a photographer, he has a keen interest in ‘people photography’ with a particular focus on travel, street, and documentary photography. He is the author of 'The Spirit of Sahiwal', a photography book published in 2019 by international art publisher, Skira Editore.
He also offers an undergraduate course entitled "The Photographic Essay: the Power of Visual Storytelling".