Edward Blankenship III

Graduate Intern

Edward Blankenship is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds an MA (A.M) in Histories and Cultures of Islamic Societies from Harvard University (2014) and a BA in French and Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies (Linguistic Specialization) from McDaniel College (2013).

A student in flux and a travel lover, his studies have encompassed modern and dead languages, Semitic languages, Indo-European linguistics, contact linguistics, historiographies of the Islamic Conquest, and ancient Iranian history and religions, taking place in the US, Jordan, Palestine, Armenia, Georgia, and the Netherlands.

His current research and studies focus on the development of the Arabic language, Arabic dialects, Semitic (historical) linguistics, and Arabic language contact (particularly with non-Semitic languages). He is also interested in the development of Perso-Arabic script, Arabic & foreign language pedagogy, and hybrid language instruction.

Multilingual and passionate about languages, Edward has spent years sharing his language studies online and teaching Spanish, French, and Arabic (MSA and Levantine dialects) privately and in his home institutions.


The Arabic School

Eman Hayyat, Coordinator arabicschool@middlebury.edu

P: 802.443.5230
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Arabic School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753