Shams Mohajerani '20, a double major in Arabic and Film and Media Culture won the annual study abroad photo contest for his “Skatepark Dreams” picture, pasted below, which he shot while studying at the Middlebury School in Amman, Jordan. More information at this LINK.

Skatepark Dreams by Shams Mohajerani

Rose Adams’ '18.5 finished her Arabic senior work in January 2019. The project is entitled ذكرى الغريب Memory of a Stranger: The History of New York's Syrian Quarter and the Pen League Writers. You can listen to Rose Adams’ podcast here.

Lucy Grindon '19, a history major and an Arabic minor, participated in the community engagement program Jiran جيران during the summer of 2019. Jiran, a Middlebury initiative, is a summer language program that pairs intermediate and advanced Arabic students with underserved Arabic-speaking families in New Britain, Connecticut.

Mari Odoy '20 and Will O’Neal '20, who have been studying Arabic at Middlebury since Fall 2016, worked with Prof. Dima Ayoub on her Arabic paratexts project during the summer of 2018. In this article, Mari and Will talk about their project experience.

Ongoing Projects

Professor Dima Ayoub and Priyanjali Sinha '18 are currently working to expand a database on paratexts of Arabic literature in translation:

Professor Elizabeth Saylor is currently working on a Digital Humanities database presenting the little-known works of diasporic women writers and journalists from Greater Syria in a navigable online format. Her project seeks to restore, preserve, and highlight the forgotten voices of early Arab women writers living in the diaspora.

Winter 2018

Beginning Arabic 102 Journalism Club:

Fall 2017

“The War of Basus” by the students of Arabic 410: Classical Arabic Prose: 

Winter 2017

Beginning Arabic 102 Journalism Club:

Department of Arabic

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