Yasir Suleiman

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Yasir Suleiman CBE is the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professor of Modern Arabic Studies at the University of Cambridge.[1][2] He is a Palestinian Arab living in the diaspora.[3]

He lectures nationally and internationally on various topics related to the Middle East.

He was selected to be a trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (2007—2009).

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for his services to scholarship.[4][5]


In addition to authoring books, Yasir Suleiman was an editor of a number of monographs is Arabic studies.

  • Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics (2013) Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0748680313
  • A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (2004) Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-83743-X
  • The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology (2003) Georgetown University Press, ISBN 0-87840-395-7
  • The Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Ta'lil (2000) Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 0-7486-0697-1


  1. ^ Leslie J. McLoughlin (2002) "In a Sea of Knowledge: British Arabists in the Twentieth Century", ISBN 0-86372-288-1, p. 224.
  2. ^ Yassir Suleiman's profile at the Supreme Educational Council. Qatar Archived 13 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Yasir Suleiman, A War of Worlds, Introduction, p. 1.
  4. ^ "No. 59808". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2011. p. 8.
  5. ^ "Main list of the 2011 Queen's birthday honours recipients" (PDF). BBC News UK. Retrieved 11 June 2011.