Indiana University Bloomington
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People: Core Faculty

Zaineb IstrabadiZaineb Istrabadi

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1988 (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)
  • BA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1978 (Arabic Language and Literature)

Research Interests

  • Teaching Arabic as a Second Language
  • Interfaith dialogues
  • Community Outreach
  • Sufism

Contact Information

Office: Global and International Studies Building 3046
Phone: (812) 856-0372

Courses Recently Taught

  • Qur'anic Arabic
  • Introductory Arabic
  • Advanced Arabic I-IV
  • Arabic Dialects: Iraqi

Publication Highlights

  • "For Reconciliation in Iraq," (Arabic) al-Hayat, July 21, 1997; (English) The Newsletter of the Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies, Spring 1997; Zenda, August 18, 1997.
  • "Our Tyranny is Better than Yours?" As-Salamu 'Alaykum, July (1999).
  • "Remembering Edward Said." Fellowship, March/April (2004); (Turkish) in Zaman, September 29, 2003.

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