Tayseer H. Gomaa

Lecturer in Arabic

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Interests and Background

Dr. Gomaa's research focuses on the cultural anthropology of modern North Africa and the Middle East, modern Arabic literature, and Arabic pedagogy. She took her doctorate at Alexandria University, Department of Anthropology, with a dissertation titled, "Arts and Handicrafts in Egypt, A Comparative Anthropological Study of some Aspects of Material Culture." Her publications and conference papers address a range of topics, from anthropology to mass media to literature. She has been active in an editorial capacity as well as in developing programs of Arabic study in her native Egypt.

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Education

  • PhD, 1995, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • BA, 1978, Alexandria University, Egypt

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Talks

  • "Visual Anthropology and the Media: U.S. Electronic Media Images of the Middle East and the Revivification of Orientalism" (co-authared with R. Kevin Lacey), Kuwait
    International Conference on Discourse Analysis. Kuwait University, Kuwait, 26th to 28th of March, 2005
  • "The Other in the Popular Literature of the Moroccan Mrabet and the Egyptian Ahmed Fuad Nigm," International Conference on Writing Tangier, Tangier, Morocco, Nov. 26-28, 2004
  • "Understanding the Culture of the Other through Film: The Battle of Algiers, Lessons to be Learned for the Battle of Iraq," The Conference on Cultural Studies in the
    Curriculum, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, October 29, 2004
  • "Arab Visual Media versus the American Counterpart," Middle East and Central Asia Conference at the University of Utah, Salt Lake, Utah Sept. 9-11, 2004

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Publications

  • "Who is Behind the Camera? [Post-Colonial Visual Anthropology, Orientalism, and Latter-Day Egyptomania]," Journal of Middle Eastern and North African Intellectual and Cultural Studies (2002)
  • "Al-Nazzar, al-tabib al-shar'i fi qaba'il Awlad 'Ali fi al-sahra' al-gharbiyya" (Al-Nazzar, the Forensic Doctor among Awlad 'Ali Tribes of the Western Desert of Egypt). Second volume of the University of Alexandria's Encyclopedia of Customary Law
  • 'Visual Anthropology and the Media: U.S. Electronic Media Images of the Middle East and the Revivification of Orientalism" (co-authared with R. Kevin Lacey), Kuwait University Publications (2005)

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Teaching

  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic 110, 111 (in transliteration) and 115, 116 (using the Arabic script)
  • Arabic Independent Studies = Advanced Standard Arabic: Modern Arabic Literature (in Arabic)
  • Koranic Arabic I and II
  • Standard Arabic 101, 102, 203, 204, 305, and 306
  • Arabic Practicum (training of students in teaching and in word processing in Arabic)

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Last Updated: 3/12/15