People of Alif
Director of Public Education
Awad Awad has dedicated his career educating and consulting on Arabic, Islam, the Middle East, and Israel/Palestine. He has built or redesigned K-20 Arabic programs across the US and has established study abroad partnerships throughout the Arabic-speaking world. His research interests include Arabic language instruction for non-native and heritage speakers, critical intercultural communication, study abroad, community-based experiential learning, the Abbasid renaissance, and literary translation.
He has co-authored several grants expanding Arabic language instruction and educating about Arab-Americans throughout the US South.
His pastime hobbies include cooking, traveling, and being a cool nerd and a cat dad.