Arab Studies

p: 704-894-2041

Mailing Address

Box 6989
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

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Faculty & Staff

We believe in ensuring our students are proficient in the language and knowledgeable in the cultures of the Arab world. As most of our students have not been exposed to the language prior to college, our teaching requires a deep dive in the subject, one that transcends mere classroom training.

Basma Botros

Basma Botros
M.A. Eastern Illinois University

I am an assistant teacher and visiting lecturer. My background is in media studies and broadcasting journalism. I teach elementary, intermediate Arabic, as well as a wide range of courses related to Egyptian society, media and gender relations.

Rebecca Joubin

Rebecca Joubin (Chair)
Ph.D. Columbia University

I teach all levels of Arabic language courses, including advanced level content courses related to Syrian literature, film and drama. I teach Persian language and culture, as well as courses focused on gender and sexuality in the Middle East.

Melanie McAlpine
Administrative Assistant
704-894-2321