AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future
I am Lecturer in Arabic in the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews and Principal Investigator in the ERC funded project "Language-Philology-Culture. Arab Cultural Semantics in Transition". My research focuses on the study of the cultural history of Late Antiquity, early and classical Arabic language and literature, the Arabic philological tradition and Arabic lexicography. My current book-length project focuses on the study of early Arabic poetry, in particular the poetical school of al-Hira in the context of late antique cultural history.
It is a great privilege for me to be one of the founding members of the AGYA. I see it as a unique opportunity to engage myself in the first bi-lateral Young Academy and hope that with my interest in the Arab world, its culture and history and my experience in the German Young Academy and German academia in general, I can positively contribute to the community of AGYA members, to our ideas and projects.
- AGYA Publications
- The Symbolism of Wine in Early Arabic Love Poetry. Observations on the Poetry of Abū Ṣakhr al-Hudhalī
- Hārūn ar-Raschīd's Elephant in Aachen
- Stories that Travel and Travels that Inspire Stories
- The Legend of Barlaam and Josaphat: Selected Readings
- Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond