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Hassan Hussain

Title: Limited Term Faculty, Arabic

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Arabic language, persian language, middle eastern history


Hassan Hussain completed his graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago and the University of California, Los Angeles.  He also studied at the American University of Cairo and the University of Damascus.  He has taught courses on Arabic and Persian languages and Middle Eastern History at various institutions and currently teaches Arabic and Persian at the University of North Georgia.  

Hassan is currently pursuing research on multilingualism and multiculturalism in the Middle East.  His interests include historical linguistics, Iraqi history, and Arabic and Persian language and literature in Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf in the early modern period.  More specifically, he is interested in exploring the impact of changing relationships between tribal populations and urban-based educational institutions on various speech communities in Mesopotamia and the Gulf.  

In addition to teaching courses on Middle Eastern History, Arabic, and Persian, Hassan has also given lectures and workshops on Arabic and Persian manuscripts, epigraphy, and calligraphy.  He is generally interested in anything having to do with language, writing systems, the arts of the book, and mountains, no matter what the language.


  • Ph.D., Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
  • M.A., Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • M.A., Middle Eastern History, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1997


“Between Hadar and Badu: The Mesopotamian Marshes as Sites of Refuge and Resistance”
delivered at the Third Gulf Studies Symposium (GSS), The Center for Gulf Studies at the
American University of Kuwait, March 17-19 2017.

“Caught between Iraq and a Hard Place: Lurs, Fayli Kurds and the Posht-e Kuh in Iraqi History
and Ethnography” delivered at the Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of
Persianate Societies, İstanbul, Turkey, September 8-11, 2015. (Accepted/conference cancelled)

“Reading and Writing Arabic Calligraphy Workshop,” held for 6 weeks conducted as part of the
SLI intensive summer Arabic program. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Summer 2011

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