Postgraduate Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies focuses on the Arab world, Islam and the Middle East, including its history, religion, society, thought, culture and politics, as well as Arabic language and media.

The department’s research strengths include Islamic political thought, Islamic-Christian relations, Islam in the modern world, fundamentalism, women’s issues, Arab political culture, Arabic literature, and Arab and Muslim Australian community and youth issues.

The Chair of Department, Senior Lecturer Dr Nijmeh Hajjar’s research interests and publications cover: Arabic as a living language, modern Arabic literary criticism, Arab political and social thought, the city in modern Arabic literature & film, the language of modern Arabic political discourse, women, gender issues and patriarchy in Arab societies, traditions of Islamic religious poetry. She has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at this university, and a lecturer & researcher at the ANU. She is a Member of the Academic Council, Ameen Rihani Institute, Washington DC.

Honorary Associate Professor Ahmad Shboul’s research interests and publications cover: socio-cultural and intellectual history of the Middle East, Arabic and Islamic thought and culture, Islam in the contemporary Arab world, Arab and Muslim communities in Australia and Arab-Australian cultural relations, Arab Islamic historiography and human geography, and Islamic-Western cultural relations. He has held senior research fellowships at the University of Edinburgh, the ANU and Harvard University.

For more information, visit the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies website.

Arabic and Islamic Studies postgraduate research programs

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Contacts

Chair of Department

Sahar Amer
Phone Number +61 2 9351 6797
Email sahar.amer@sydney.edu.au
Address Room 748
A18 - Brennan MacCallum
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Lucia Sorbera
Phone Number +61 2 9036 7017
Email lucia.sorbera@sydney.edu.au
Web Staff Page
Address Room 738
A18 - Brennan MacCallum
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia