Farida Badr is currently a lecturer in Arabic and coordinator of the summer Arabic immersion program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously taught Arabic at the American University in Cairo and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 2005 and is an alumna of the International Fellowships Program (IFP). Farida earned her MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo (2008) and holds a BA with honors in Egyptology from the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University. Her fields of interest are education, linguistics, archeology, and teaching Arabic as a foreign language.