Department of Linguistics

Graduated with PhD 2012
Currently Research Fellow, Center for Media, Religion, and Culture (CMRC), University of Colorado

I am working on applying theories in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology to the Arabic language and Arab culture. I am specifically interested in the construction of identities against the background of gender politics, and the impact of Western-style modernities in Egypt. My work focuses on identities created through discourse and narratives, with specific attention paid to merging microanalyses of language with social theories on gender and modernity.