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Ragy Mikhaeel

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Arabic

MSc., Cairo University, 1990; MRes, York University (UK), 1997; MPs, Cornell University, 2009

Ragy is a native of Cairo, Egypt. He taught Arabic at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Hobart and William Smith College before coming to Northwestern. He is the author of Barron’s Learn Arabic: The Fast and Fun Way (as Ragy H. Ibrahim), which focused on the Egyptian spoken dialect, and has worked on several curriculum development projects, including the preparation of an Egyptian dialect version of Munther Younes's Living Arabic textbook. He is currently preparing teaching materials to assist Islamic history and Arabic literature students in reading Arabic-language manuscripts. From 1993–2002, Ragy worked as a journalist for Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo), covering subjects from art, politics, the environment, popular science, and gender. He received the Council on Language Instruction (CLI) 2015 Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award.

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