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Shakir Mustafa

Teaching Professor of Arabic

Shakir Mustafa is teaching professor of Arabic at Northeastern University. Dr. Mustafa grew up in Iraq and taught at Mosul University in Northern Iraq for eleven years. He then taught at Indiana University and Boston University from 1999 to 2008. His book, Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology (Syracuse, 2008; AUC 2009), was recognized by The Bloomsbury Review as “one of the most important books in 2008.” His other publications are in the areas of literary translation, Irish drama, and Jewish American fiction. He has given dozens of lectures as well as radio and television interviews (NPR, NECN, FOX News, BBC, among others) on Arab and Muslim cultures and politics.

Dr. Mustafa was awarded CATS funding from CPS, Northeastern University in 2014, and a Boston University Humanities Foundation Fellowship for the spring semester of 2007.

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  • Address

    419 Meserve Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    (In-person) Monday & Wednesday 8:00-9:00 am, Monday 11:45-12:45 pm
    (Virtual): Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
    By appointment.