Shady H. Nasser

Shady H. Nasser

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Shady Nasser

Professor Nasser is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, teaching Arabic literature as well as Islamic Civilizations courses. His previous posting was as a University Lecturer in Classical Arabic studies at the University of Cambridge (UK), in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Nasser studied Chemistry (1996-1999) at the American University of Beirut after which he majored in Arabic Language and Literature. In 2003 he started his PhD at Harvard University in Arabic and Islamic studies under the supervision of Wolfhart Heinrichs, completing his PhD in 2011. In 2008, he worked at Yale University as a lector of Arabic and from 2009-2012 he was a senior lector of Arabic and the coordinator of the modern Arabic program at Yale University. From 2013-2016, Nasser was appointed University Lecturer in Classical Arabic studies at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Nasser's research interest is Qur’anic studies with particular focus on the history of the transmission of the text, its language, and its reception among the early Muslim community. Pre-Islamic and early Islamic poetry, Akhbār Literature, and Ḥadith transmission are also among the areas of interests Nasser researches independently or in connection to the Qur’an.

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