Senior Lecturer in Oud
Education & Professional History
Tel Aviv University, BA; Harvard University, AM, PhD
My research interests lie at the intersection of literature and music. I have published articles on the discourse on music in premodern philosophical and Islamic writings, among others, in the writings of al-Fārābī and al-Ghazālī, and on ʿAbbāsid court poetry.
At Carleton, I teach in the Department of Middle Eastern Language, where I offer Arabic language courses from elementary to advanced, and a variety of courses on Classical (Premodern) Arabic literature, and contemporary Arab music. I also teach oud in the music department.
At Carleton since 2009.
Highlights & Recent Activity
“Percussion Instruments in Samāʿ Literature: al-Udfuwī’s Kitāb al-imtāʿ bi-aḥkām al-samāʿ“, Paper presented at the Musical Sources and Theories from Ancient Greece to the Ottoman Period International conference, Bochum, Germany, 10-12 June 2021 (held remote)
ARBC 222: Music in the Middle East
ARBC 223: Arab Music Workshop
ARBC 315: Readings in Premodern Arabic Anthologies
MUSC 172: Oud
MUSC 172J: Oud (Juried)
MUSC 272: Oud
MUSC 272J: Oud (Juried)