Zeina Schlenoff

Zeina Schlenoff

Contact Information

Teaching Faculty III
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 342
Middle East Center
Office Hours

Wednesday 11:30-12:30

Director and Advisor of Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Schlenoff is an Teaching Professor of Arabic. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and specializes in 20th century French and Francophone Literature, especially women writers from the Arab World. She is the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program and Center and the Coordinator and Advisor for Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics.

Research Interests

Social Media in the Arab World
Middle-Eastern Women Writers
Women in Islam
Arab Cinema
People and Cultures of the Middle East

Courses Taught

Beginning Arabic I
Beginning Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic
Formal Spoken Arabic
Arabic Translation
Media Arabic
Levantine Arabic
Survey of the Middle East
Modern Middle East Cinema
Women and Islam
Conversation in Standard Arabic

Selected Publications

  • Book: “Le bonheur chez la femme colettienne,” Peter Lang Publishing Inc. New York, 1997


  • US Department of Education, Title VI A
  • Saudi Aramco Services, Outreach Enhancement


  • University Teaching Awards, 2005 and 2011