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Souad T. Ali

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Faculty Head of Middle Eastern and Classics and Assoc Professor, Arabic
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Head of Classics and Middle Eastern Studies; Associate Professor of Arabic Literature & Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies
Founding Chair, Council for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Coordinator of Arabic Studies

Professor Souad T. Ali is Head of Classics and Middle Eastern Studies, Founding Chair of the ASU Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies; Coordinator of Arabic Studies; Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies in the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC). She is simultaneously an Affiliate Graduate Faculty in English, Women and Gender Studies, Religious Studies, and Justice and Social Inquiry; as well as an Affiliate Faculty in the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, African and African-American Studies, Center for the Study or Race and Democracy, Institute for Humanities Research, and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. A Scholar with international recognition, Dr. Ali is a Recipient of the ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ali is the author of A Religion, Not A State: Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Islamic Justification of Political Secularism (University of Utah Press 2009), The Road to Two Sudans, an edited volume of which she is the lead editor, has been published internationally by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2014). Dr. Ali’s third book in progress is Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Positions: Political & Social Change.  Her other books in progress include, Subjugated Voices (with Dr. Emily Silverman).. She published over 25 scholarly articles (several of which have been translated into different languages); and contributed over 100 scholarly conference presentations.

Dr. Ali has been unanimously elected as President of the Sudans Studies Association of North America (SSA) (2017-2019); Board Member and Arizona Representative, as well as the past- President of the American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR).  She also represents ASU on the Governing Board of the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard. Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Cairo, Egypt and Bremen Germany.

Professor Ali has taught at the American University of Kuwait, the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Hiram College (Ohio).

Professor Ali received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Khartoum and the Polytechnic of North London, a Masters with distinction from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. with honors from the University of Utah (2004) where she studied under Dr. Bernard G. Weiss.  Learn more.

Education

Ph.D. with Honors in Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic Literature/Islamic Studies) Summa cum Laude:  The University of Utah (Department of Languages and Literatures; The Middle East Studies Center), 2004.

Masters in English with Distinction (American and African American Literature). Brigham Young University, 1994.

B.A. in English with Distinction (British and African Literature). The University of Khartoum and the Polytechnic of North London, England, 1991.

Research Interests

Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern, Classical Islamic Texts; Women and gender in Islam; Islam and Secularism, Sufism, Islamic Law, Islam and Democracy, Quranic and Hadith Studies; African Studies, Feminist Movements in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa; the emergent scholarship of Muslim-American women scholars, Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Positions, Sudanese studies and Politics.

 

 

 

 

Publications
  • BOOKS IN ENGLISH
  • Ali, Souad T. Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Positions. Forthcoming. Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
  • Souad T. Ali, Stephanie Beswick, Richard Lobban, Jay Spaulding. THE ROAD TO THE TWO SUDANS. (2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. A Religion, Not a State: Ali 'Abd al-Raziq's Islamic Justification of Political Secularisom. University of Utah Presss, 2009.
  • Emily Silverman and Souad T. Ali. Subjugated Voices. Forthcoming. Equinox Publishing UK.
  • SELCET PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES--ENGLISH
  • Ali, Souad T. "Sara Akbar: Kuwaiti Hero and Female Leader in the Oil Industry." Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World (2016).
  • Souad T. Ali. The Role of Muslim Women in Engendering Peace: Bilad al-Sudan (Sudan and Nigeria). Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency and Influence (2015). 
  • Ali, Souad T. "Asma Barlas". The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Asma Barlas". The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Gender Studies and Women: Methodologies". Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Gender Studies and Women: Methodologies". Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Nimat Hafez Barazangi". Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Nimat Hafez Barazangi". Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. Gender Studies and Women: Methodologies. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Feminism in Islam: A Critique of Polygamy in Mariama Ba’s Epistolary Novel: So Long A Letter.". Hawwa: A Journal for Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World. Volume 10.3: 179-199. Brill, December 2012 (2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. Kosovar Translation of: Women in Islam and Civil Society: An Overview of the Disparity between Religion and Culture. Kosovar Translation of A Lecture on Gender Issues (2010).
  • Ali, Souad T. Women in Islam and Civil Society: An Overview of the Disparity between Religion and Culture. A Lecture on Gender Issues (2010).
  • Ali, Souad T. A Religion, Not a State: Ali 'Abd al-Raziq's Islamic Justification of Political Secularisom. University of Utah Presss, 2009.
  • Ali, Souad T. Al-Suhrwardi And the Philosophy of Illumination. DAHESH VOICE (2009).
  • Ali, Souad T. A Religion, Not A State: Ali 'Abd al-Raziq's Islamic Justification of Political Secularism. (2009).
  • Ali, Souad T. Abd al-Karim al-Kabli Sudanese Artist, Poet, and Researcher. Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East (BEMME) (2008).
  • Ali, Souad T. Aspects of Grammatical Negation in Cairene, Sudanese, and Modern Standard Arabic. Al-Mashriq: A Quarterly Journal of Middle East Studies (2008).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Muslim Women’s Rights: Religion and Tradition" Translated into Bosnian by Sonja Žujo. Islam and the Contemporary World: Tolerance, Peace-building, and Women’s Rights in Islam (Prirucnik: za nastavnice i nastavnike islamske vjeronauke o mirovnoj dimenziji islama) (2008).
  • Ali, Souad T. Women, Gender and Women Preachers: Sudan. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures EWIC (2007).
  • Ali, Souad T. Hadith Transmission A Brief Survey of Contributions made by Western Scholars Goldziher, Schacht, and Juynboll. DAHESH VOICE (2007).
  • Souad Ali. Ali, Souad T. "Identity, Gender, and Politics in Buthaina Khidr Mekki's Novel Hujul min Shawk.". The Ahfad Journal (International Issue) Hosted by Brown University (2007).
  • . . Review of: Woman's Identity and the Quran: A New Reading (2005).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Controversy over the Idea of the Islamic State. Journal of Middle Eastern and North African Intellectual and Cultural Studies (2004).
  • OVER A HUNDRED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
SLC 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
ARB 421Arabic Conversation II
ARB 484Internship
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 590Reading and Conference
ARB 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 421Arabic Conversation II
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 341Quran Text and Women
ARB 394Special Topics
ARB 484Internship
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
SLC 499Individualized Instruction
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 580Practicum
MAS 580Practicum
ARB 590Reading and Conference
WST 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
ARB 394Special Topics
ARB 484Internship
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
SLC 499Individualized Instruction
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 590Reading and Conference
ARB 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 421Arabic Conversation II
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 341Quran Text and Women
ARB 493Honors Thesis
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 598Special Topics
ARB 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
ARB 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
ARB 337Hadith and Prophetic Tradition
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 421Arabic Conversation II
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 341Quran Text and Women
ARB 411Advanced Arabic Skills II
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
ARB 590Reading and Conference
ARB 598Special Topics
SLC 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
ARB 394Special Topics
REL 394Special Topics
ARB 484Internship
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 331Arabic/Islamic Culture & Lit
ARB 394Special Topics
ARB 484Internship
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
ARB 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 341Quran Text and Women
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
ARB 590Reading and Conference
ARB 598Special Topics
SLC 690Reading and Conference
Presentations
  • Ali, Souad T. "Interfaith Talk: A Conversation About Life In Faith". FBC Scottsdale AZ & Knowledge Works. November 16th, 2014 (Nov 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Women in Islam: An Overdue Progressive Analysis". Foundation of Intercultural Dialogue: Planting Dialogue Harvesting Peace. Tempe, AZ. October 9, 20 (Oct 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Sufism and Resistance in Sudan". Sudan Studies Association of North America. University of San Francisco May 23-25, 2014 (May 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Sudanese of the Second Diaspora in Arizona: Challenges and Opportunities". Sudan Studies Association of North America. University of San Francisco May 23-25, 2014 (May 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Sufism and democracy: Deep Roots for Modern Practices in Senegal". American Academy of Religion Western Region, Loyla Marymount University CA, March 20-22, 2014 (Mar 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. Islam and Diaspora: Negotiating New Centers. American Academy of Religion Western Region, Loyla Marymount University CA, March 20-22, 2014 (Mar 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. Keynote Address Panel of Professor Amir Hussain. American Academy of Religion Western Region, Loyla Marymount University CA, March 20-22, 2014 (Mar 2014).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Rethinking Islamic Studies in Academica". American Academy of Religion National (AAR). Baltimore, November 24-26, 2013 (Nov 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. Participant. Danielle Widmann-Abraham, James Madison University and Omid Safi, University of North Carolina, Presiding. Rethinking Islamic Studies in Academia: Teaching Islamic Studies: Key Topics and Best Practices Friday, November 21, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm. American Academy of Religion National (AAR). San Diego, California November 21, 2014 (Nov 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Contributions of Translators of Arabic Texts in Transferring Literatures". Third Annual Baghdad International Conference of Translation (May 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "The Politics of Sudanese Identity: A Study of Mekki, Buthaina’s Novel, Husjul min Shawk (Anklets of Thorns).". Sudan Studies Association of North America (SSA). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (May 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Honoring a Lifetime of Distinguished Scholarship: Dr. Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles". Sudan Studies Association of North America (SSA). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (May 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. Challenges of Muslim Women in the Diaspora. Council for Arabic and Islamic Stduies Lecture (Mar 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. 2013 American Academy of Religion/Western Region Conference at ASU. American Academy of Religioin/Western Region (Mar 2013).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Rethinking Islamic Studies: Performance and Practice in Muslim Experience". Workshop at the American Academy of Religion National (AAR). Chicago. November 16-20 (Nov 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Challenging Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an.". Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The University of Arizona. October 26, 2012 (Oct 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Sufism and Democracy: A Religious Studies Viewpoint.". U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist program on "Sufism and Democracy." Dakar, Senegal (Jul 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Interfaith Dialogue: Comparative Viewpoints on ‘How’ and ‘Why’ in Senegalese and U.S. Context.". U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist program on "Sufims and Democracy." WARC Dakar, Senegal (Jul 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Women and Democracy in Sufism.". U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist program on "Sufims and Democracy." Senegal (Jul 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Sufism and Democracy: Deep Roots for Modern Practice in Senegal.". U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist program on "Sufims and Democracy." Senegal (Jul 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "Interfaith Dialogue in Sufism and in a Democracy: Origins and Practical uses in Arabic Pedagogical Contexts". U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist program on "Sufims and Democracy." Senegal (Jul 2012).
  • Ali, Souad T. "The Role of Women in Peaceful Theology: the Case of Muslim-American Women Scholars.". AAR/WR: American Academy of Religion/Western Region. Santa Clara University: March, 24-26, 2012 (Mar 2012).
  • Ali, Soud T. The Legal Status of Muslim Women in the Quran and Hadith. Kuwaiti Women's Symposium (Dec 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. A Focus on the Egalitarian Message of the Qur'an. Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyah, Kuwait (Dec 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. Reflections on Arab and Muslim Women. American Association of University Women AAUW (Nov 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. Is Islam Compatible to Secularism?. Sudanese-American Women's Society (Jun 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Role of Muslim Women in Engendering Peace: Sudan and Nigeria. ASU Conference on Islam, Women, and Peace (Mar 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. Current Islamic Thought: Philosophy, Reformation, War, and Religious Pluralism. American Academy of Religion/Western Region (Mar 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. Identity, Gender, and Activism. American Academy of Religion/Western Region (Mar 2011).
  • Ali, Souad T. Islamic Law and Liberal Democracy: Professor Clark Lombardi. ASU Center for Law and Global Affairs (Jan 2011).
  • Souad T. Ali. Arab and Muslim American Female Scholars. ASU: Religious Studies/SHPR Faculty Forum (Sep 2010).
  • Souad T. Ali. Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Positions. Gulf Studies Center Conference: American University of Kuwait (Jun 2010).
  • Souad T. Ali. Reflections on Issues related to Arab and Muslim Women. American University in Kuwiat: A Presentation Delivered to the Fulbright Hays Scholars (May 2010).
  • Souad T. Ali. Hijab From an Islamic Perspective. American University in Kuwait for Boston College (May 2010).
  • Souad T. Ali. Modern Perspectives on Gender Issues. American University in Kuwait: AUK American Corner (Mar 2010).
  • Souoad T. Ali. Islam and Secularism. Gulf Studies Center Lecture. American University of Kuwait (Nov 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. Invited Lecture: "A Muslim-American Feminist Interpretation of Islam: The Case of Amina Wadud." Philosophy Dept., University of Prishtina, Kosovo. Faith Communities and Civil Society: A Two-Week Interactive U.S. Seminar in Kosovo (May 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. "Women and Religion.". Faith Communities and Civil Society: A Two-Week Interactive U.S. Seminar in Kosovo (May 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. "Muslim Students Associations in California Universities.". American Academy of Religion W/R Conference (WECSOR). Santa Clara University, California (Mar 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. "Social Scientific Research: A Different Approach To Analyzing Current World Economic Crisis.". Contemporary Arab Contribution to World Culture. Int'l Association of Intercultural Studies, Paris (Mar 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. "How Far-Reaching is the Contribution of Contemporary Arab Culture to the Enhancement of World Culture?". Contemporary Arab Contribution to World Culture. Int'l Association of Intercultural Studies, Paris (Mar 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. "Sufism, the Shatahat, and the Legacy of al-Ghazali.". American Academy of Religion W/R Conference (WECSOR). Santa Clara University, California (Mar 2009).
  • Souad T. Ali. Invited Discussant of Dr. Nora Moll’s (University of Rome) Paper, "The Myth of European Literature and Its ‘Mediterranean’ Criticism.". Contemporary Arab Contribution to World Culture. Int'l Association of Intercultural Studies, Paris (Mar 2009).
  • Ali, Souad T. Chair and Discussant. Political Islam. American Academy of Religion Regional Conference (WECSOR). Fuller Theologian Union. Pasadena, CA (Mar 2008).
  • Ali, Souad T., Chair and Discussant. Teaching and Studying Islam in North America and the Arab World. American Academy of Religion Regional Conference (WECSOR). Fuller Theologian Union. Pasadena, CA (Mar 2008).
  • Ali, Souad T. Discussant/Panel Member. Women in the Academy. American Academy of Religion Regional Conference (WECSOR). Fuller Theologian Union. Pasadena, CA (Mar 2008).
  • Ali, Souad T. Discussan. "Women in American and Balkan Religious Life." Faith Communities and Civil Society: A Three Week-Interactive U.S. Seminar for Bosnian Visitors.’ The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. ASU. Faith Communities and Civil Society: A Three Week-Interactive U.S. Seminar for Bosnian Visitors.’ (Jan 2008).
  • Ali, Souad T. Paper: Abu-Hamid al-Ghazali: A Complex Journey to Sufism. 2007 Middle East and Central Asia Conference (Sep 2007).
  • Ali, Souad T. Women in Islam: Religion and Culture. American Association of University Women (Sep 2007).
  • Ali, Souad T. Panel Chair and Discussant: Muslim Experiences with Modernity, Secularism and Globalization. 2007 Middle East and Central Asia Conference (Sep 2007).
  • Ali, Souad T. Paper: Ali Abd al-Raziq's Islamic Justification of Political Secularism. American Academy of Religion AAR (Mar 2007).
  • Ali, Souad T. Panel Chair: Islamic Frontiers Session. Thirteen Annual Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Conference. Tempe, Arizona (Feb 2007).
  • Ali, Souad T. Current Transformations of Islamic Education in Sudan and East Africa. Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), Boston MA (Nov 2006).
  • Ali, Souad T. Modernity and Authenticity in Islam: The Case of al-Azhar University. Middle East and Central Asia Conference, The University of Utah. Salt Lake City (Sep 2006).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Impact of the War in Darfur on the Lives of Sudanese Women. Sudanese Women for Peace (Jul 2006).
  • Ali, Souad T. Language, Tradition, and the Arts in Eurasia. Middle East and Central Asia Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah (Jul 2006).
  • Ali, Souad T. Culture, Politics, and Current Events in the Sudan. Spirit of the Senses: Performances and Conversations on Contemporary Arts and Issues (May 2006).
  • Ali, Souad T. Women in Islamic Texts. The Religious Studies Society (Feb 2006).
  • Ali, Souad T. Organizer and Chair. Sudan Wars and Peace: The Complexity of Identity Engineering. Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA)/ASA Annual Conferences, Washington D.C (Nov 2005).
  • Ali, Souad T. A Feminist Ideology in Islam. 2005 Middle East and Central Asia Conference, The University of Utah. Salt Lake City (Sep 2005).
  • Ali, Souad T. Sudan's Peace Agreement: Comprehensive or Unilateral?. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the U of Arizona, Tucson (Mar 2005).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Development of Islamic Education in Sudan, Egypt, and East Africa. American Academy of Religion Regional (AAR) Conference (Mar 2005).
  • Ali, Souad T. Women's Rights in Islam: the Conflict between Religion and Culture. ASU Indonesian Women Exchange Project: January 22 - February 16, 2005 (Mar 2005).
  • Ali, Souad T. 'Ali 'Abd al-Raziq and the Controversy Over the Idea of the Islamic State. The 2004 Middle East and Central Asia Conference, the University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Sep 2004).
  • Ali, Souad T. Polygamy: Muslim Scholars' Conflicting Discourse. The 2004 Middle East and Central Asia Conference. The University of Utah. Salt Lake City (Sep 2004).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Emergence of Egyptian Feminism. Conference on Gender, Diversity, and Identity: An International and Interdisciplinary Women's Forum (Mar 2004).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Neglected Sudanese ‘Community of Women’ in Eltayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North. Sudanese Women’s Forum (Mar 2004).
  • Ali, Souad T. Understanding Healthcare Practices in Muslim and Middle Eastern Culture. The Community Nursing Service Institute. Salt Lake City, Utah (Mar 2004).
  • Ali, Souad T. Arab and Muslim Women's Human Rights. The American Association of University Women, Salt Lake City Branch (Oct 2003).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Quran as a Literary Text. World Literature Forum: Masterpieces of World Literature, Brigham Young University (Oct 2003).
  • Ali, Souad T. Women and Islam. A Lecture delivered to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Group, Cleveland, Ohio (Oct 2002).
  • Ali, Souad T. The Distorted Image of Arab and Muslim Women. A speech delivered to the Catholic Community Group, Park City, Utah (Apr 2001).
Service
  • Channel 3 TV Phoenix, Gave TV Intervew on the Egyptian Revolution (2022 - Present)
  • Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue, Keynote Speaker (2014 - Present)
  • SILC Undergraduate Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Woman as Hero, Speaker (2013 - Present)
  • Spirit of the Senses: Performances and Conversations on Contemporary Arts and Issues, Invited Guest Speaker (2013 - Present)
  • Iraqi Civilization TV Channel, Guest Scholar - Interviewed Live on Iraqi TV (Civilizatoin Channel) (2013 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Past President (2013 - Present)
  • ASU Council for Arabic and Islamic Stuides, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • ASU Council for Arabic and Islamic Stuides, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • Fulbright Arizona Chapter, Board Member of the Arizona Chapter of the Fulbright Association (2012 - Present)
  • Fulbright Arizona Chapter, Board Member of the Arizona Chapter of the Fulbright Association (2012 - Present)
  • Fulbright Arizona Chapter, Member of the Arizona Chapter of the Fulbright Association (2012 - Present)
  • Fulbright Program, Advisor of New Fulbright Scholars and Students (the Middle East): Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation (2012 - Present)
  • ASU Council for Arabic and Islamic Stuides, Founder and Head (2012 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), 2013 Annual Conference Organizer as President (ASU) (2012 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), President (2012 - Present)
  • Channel 12 TV NBS Phoenix, Gave Interview on Middle East Issues and Refugees in Phoenix (2012 - Present)
  • Channel 5 TV Phoenix, Gave TV Intervew on Iraqi Refugees and Middle East Issues (2012 - Present)
  • Kuwait Summer Study Abroad Program, Founder and Faculty Lead (2012 - Present)
  • Kuwait Summer Study Abroad Program, Founder and Faculty Lead (2012 - Present)
  • New York Times Cafe and the School of Journalism, Panelist/Speaker on the Impact of the Arab Spring (2011 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Created the Minor in Arabic Stduies (2011 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Created the Minor in Arabic Stduies (2011 - Present)
  • Channel 2 TV NBC, Sunday Live Interview on the Impications of the Libyan Revolution (2011 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Board Executive Committee Member (2011 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Board Member and Arizona and Nevada Representative (2011 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Board Executive Committee Member (2011 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Arizona Representative (2011 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Vice President and Program Chair (2011 - Present)
  • Channel 2 TV NBS Phoenix, Gave Interview on the Egyptian Revolution (2011 - Present)
  • Arab Students Association, Panelist (2011 - Present)
  • Minor in Arabic Studies, Created Proposal (2010 - Present)
  • Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature, CHAIR (2010 - Present)
  • Minor in Arabic Studies School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founder and Director (2010 - Present)
  • Minor in Arabic Studies School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founder and Coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • Minor in Arabic Studies School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founder and Coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Personnel Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Personnel Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Personnel Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Personnel Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Vice President and Program Chair-Elect (2010 - Present)
  • National Council for Cultures, Arts, and Letter: Dar al-Athar al-Islamiya, Member (2009 - Present)
  • National Council for Cultures, Arts, and Letter: Dar al-Athar al-Islamiya, Member (2009 - Present)
  • National Council for Cultures, Arts, and Letters, Kuwait & Dar al-Athar al-Islamiya, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America, Board Member (2009 - Present)
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America, Board Member (2009 - Present)
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America (SSA), Board Member (2009 - Present)
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America (SSA), Board Member (2009 - Present)
  • Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya, Kuwait, Member and Presenter (2009 - Present)
  • Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya, Kuwait, Member and Presenter (2009 - Present)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Executive Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Executive Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Executive Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Executive Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Executive Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • Sudanese-American Center of Arizona, Co-Chair and Coordinator of the Sudanese-American Women's Society (2009 - Present)
  • Sudanese-American Center of Arizona, Co-Chair and Coordinator of the Sudanese-American Women's Society (2009 - Present)
  • Sudanese-American Center of Arizona, Member and Coordinator of the Women's Society (2009 - Present)
  • Sudanese-American Center of Arizona, Member and Coordinator of the Women's Society (2009 - Present)
  • Sudanese-American Center of Arizona, Member and Officer of Cultural Activities (2009 - Present)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies, Member and World Congress Panel Chair (2008 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Board Chair in AAR/WR national and regional Board Meetings (2008 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Arizona Representative (2008 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures (2007 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion Western Region (WECSOR), Co-Chair of Islamic Studies Section and Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Executive Committee Member (2007 - Present)
  • ASU American English and Culture Program (AECP) Workshop, Presenter (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Certificate in Arabic Studies School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founding Director/Coordinator of the Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • Certificate in Arabic Studies School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founding Director/Coordinator of the Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • Certificate in Arabic Studies School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founding Director/Coordinator of the Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founding Director/Coordinator of the Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founding Director/Coordinator of the Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Founding Director/Coordinator of the Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Director/Coordinator of Certificate in Arabic Studies (2006 - Present)
  • Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (ASU), Faculty Affiliate (2006 - Present)
  • Spirit of the Senses: Performances and Conversations on Contemporary Arts and Issues- Phoenix, Invited Guest Speaker (2006 - Present)
  • Spirit of the Senses: Performances and Conversations on Contemporary Arts and Issues- Phoenix, Invited Guest Speaker (2006 - Present)
  • Department of Languages and Literatures, Coordinator of Classics and Middle Eastern Studies Section (2006 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Studies (2006 - Present)
  • Sudanese-American Center of Arizona, Member (2006 - Present)
  • African Students Association and African/African-American Studies Program, Commentator and Panelist (2005 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) Steering Committee, Member (2005 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC): Community Links Sub-Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Association of American University Women (AAWU), Phoenix Branch, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Association of American University Women (AAWU), Phoenix Branch, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Association of American University Women (AAWU), Phoenix Branch, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Association of American University Women (AAWU), Phoenix Branch, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Faculty Affiliate. Conference Panel Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Western Consortium of Middle Eastern Languages. University of Arizona, Participant (2005 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Coordinator of Classics and Middle East Studies Section (2005 - Present)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Member (2004 - Present)
  • African Students Association, Panel Participant (2004 - Present)
  • Several Local, Regional, National, and International Organizations, Affiliated Member (2004 - Present)
  • Several Local, Regional, National, and International Organizations (consult CV for details), Affiliated Member (2004 - Present)
  • Several Local, Regional, National, and International academic Organizations (consult CV for details), Affiliated Member (2004 - Present)
  • Several Local, Regional, National, and International academic Organizations (consult CV for details), Affiliated Member (2004 - Present)
  • Several Local, Regional, National, and International academic Organizations (consult CV for details), Affiliated Member (2004 - Present)
  • African and African-American Studies Program (ASU), Faculty Affiliate (2004 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR), Member (2004 - Present)
  • Affirmative Action, Representative (2004 - Present)
  • Arab Students Association, Advisor (2004 - Present)
  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Affiliated Member (2004 - Present)
  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Faculty Affiliate (2004 - Present)
  • Classics and Middle Easter Studies Section, Department of Languages and Literatures, Sub-Coordinator of Arabic (2004 - Present)
  • Committee of Islam and Modernity, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Evaluator, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Evaluator, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Evaluator, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Evaluator, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Evaluator, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Evaluator, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Fulbright Scholarships Committee, Member, Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Director of Arabic Studies (2004 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Director of Arabic Studies (2004 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Director of Arabic Studies (2004 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Director of Arabic Studies (2004 - Present)
  • Women and Gender Studies Program (ASU), Faculty Affiliate (2004 - Present)
  • Women's Studies Program, Affiliated Faculty (2004 - Present)
  • Women's Studies Program at Arizona State University, Affiliated Faculty (2004 - Present)
  • National Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, Evaluator/Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Provost National Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, Member, Interviewer, Evaluator (2004 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Coordinator of Arabic Studies (2004 - Present)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Coordinator of Arabic Studies (2004 - Present)
  • Several local, national, and international Organizations, TV, and media outlets, Consultant, Speaker, Expert Opinion Provider (2004 - Present)
  • Vice President & Provost's Committee for National Scholarships and Fellowships, Evaluator/Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Vice President & Provost's Committee for National Scholarships and Fellowships, Evaluator/Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Vice President & Provost's Committee for National Scholarships and Fellowships, Evaluator/Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Vice President & Provost's Committee for National Scholarships and Fellowships, Evaluator/Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Vice President & Provost's Committee for National Scholarships and Fellowships, Evaluator/Interviewer (2004 - Present)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Member (2004 - Present)
  • Sudan Peace Committee, Phoenix, Coordinator (2004 - Present)
  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), Member (2003 - Present)
  • Middle East Studies Association of North America, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Middle East Studies Association of North America, Member, Organizer, Presenter (2003 - Present)
  • Black Expressive Culture Association, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America, Life Member (1997 - Present)
  • Hawwa: Journal for Women of the Middle East and the Muslim World. Georgetown UP, Brill Publishers, Book Review Editor (2014 - 2017)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Faculty Head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures (2007 - 2014)
  • First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, Ariozna, Panelist: Interfaith Dialogue Panel (2014 - 2014)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Past President: March 2013 - March 2014 (2013 - 2014)
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America, Board Member (2009 - 2012)
  • International Association of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), Executive Committee Member (2009 - 2012)
  • American Academy of Religion Western Region (WECSOR), Board Member (2008 - 2011)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Arizona Representative (2008 - 2011)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Board Member (2008 - 2011)
  • American Academy of Religion/Western Region (AAR/WR), Co-Chair: Islamic Studies Section (2007 - 2011)
  • Institute for Humanities Research Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member (2006 - 2008)
  • National Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, Evaluator and Interviewer (2005 - 2008)
  • National Scholarships and Fellowships Committee: ASU, Member and Interviewer (2005 - 2008)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Advisory Board Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Institute for Humanities Research Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Fulbright Evaluating Committee, Evaluator/Interviewer (2005 - 2008)
  • National Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, Member, Interviewer, Evaluator (2005 - 2008)
  • Screening Committee for Hiring Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Chair (2007 - 2007)
  • ASU Religious Studies Society, Guest Speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • Committee for planning the 2005 All-University Orientation for new Faculty & Academic Professionals, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU Indonesian Women Exchange Project January 22 - February 16, 2005, Participant (2005 - 2005)