Professor Yasir Suleiman
Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, Cambridge University
Yasir Suleiman is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa‘id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies and Founding Director, HRH Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. Professor Suleiman’s research deals with the cultural politics of the Middle East, including national identity, conflict and memory as exhibited in language, literature and diaspora narratives.
Professor Suleiman has many publications to his name, including forthcoming book (July 2011) Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement (OUP). Professor Suleiman is leader of Contextualising Islam in Britain, a government funded project based in Cambridge. He has organised many conferences including a recent conference on Reforms in Islamic Education (April 2011).
Professor Suleiman is Chair of the Judges of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for Middle Eastern Studies, a trustee of a number of organisations including the International Prize of Arabic Fiction (in association with Man Booker) and the British Arab Chamber of Commerce Charitable Fund.