AboutTeaching subjects: English literature, Arabic literature in translation, World literature in translation, Creative writing, Cultural Studies, Education. Research subjects: Gibali (Jebbali/ Sheri) culture, Dhofari and Omani history and culture, Intercultural Communication, English Literature, Travel Writing, Pedagogy
Work Shared in CORE
“Generosity, Gift-giving and Gift-avoiding in Southern Oman,” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies
(Oxford: Archeopress) 45 (2015): 289-296. Available on-line at http://archaeopress.com/ArchaeopressShop/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id=
“Frosty Cliffs, Frosty Aunt and Sandy Beaches: Teaching Aurora Leigh
in Oman,” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature
, 43.4 (2013): 123-145. (indexed in SCOPUS)
“Who Are You Calling ‘Coddled’?: ‘Cloistered Virtue’ and Choosing Literary Texts in a Middle Eastern University,” Pedagogy
, 14 (2013): 415-427.
“Using Local Voices in Literature Classrooms,” Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives
9.1 (2012). http://lthe.zu.ac.ae/index.php/lthehome/article/view/71
“Understanding the Impact of Culture on the TESOL Classroom: An Outsider’s Perspective,” TESOL Arabia’s Perspective
18.2 (2011): 15-19.
“Cultural Refraction: Using Travel Writing, Anthropology and Fiction to Understand the Culture of Southern Arabia,” Interdisciplinary Humanities
26:1 (2009): 63-78.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“Recent Views on Oman.” British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, July 5, 2017.
“Antigone, Alcestis, Deanira and Philoketes visit the Empty Quarter: The Reception of Greek Drama on the Arabian Peninsula.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference; University of Utrecht. July 7-8, 2017.
“Female, Femininity, Male and Masculinity in the Gibali-speaking Tribes of Southern Oman” at the Gulf Research Conference, Cambridge University, August 1-4, 2017.
- Royal Geographical Society
- British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
- British Foundation for the Study of Arabia
- Middle East Studies Association
- TESOL Arabia
- Modern Language Association
- Hakulyt Society
- International Lawrence Durrell Society