Zeina Schlenoff



Teaching Faculty III
Director and Advisor of Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Schlenoff is an instructor 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 Coordinator and Advisor for Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Program Leader for the Intensive French Program in Paris, France.

Research Interest

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


Rm. 342, Diffenbaugh
T 1-2 ; W 11:30-12:30

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
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