Rasheed El EnanyDean Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literaturerasheed.elenany@dohainstitute.edu.qa<p>​​Rasheed El-Enany is Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature and Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, where he spent most of his academic career and was a founder-member of Arabic and Islamic studies in 1978 and later Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. </p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">His research spans all genres of modern Arabic and comparative literature, with particular interest in the fiction of Egyptian Nobel laureate, Naguib Mahfouz; literature and ideology; and literature and culture specifically in perceptions of self and other as expressed in literary production.</span></p><p>Foremost among Professor El-Enany's publications is his study of Naguib Mahfouz, the only comprehensive approach to the work of the author in print: Naguib Mahfouz: the Pursuit of Meaning (London: Routledge, 1993); updated and slightly abridged under the title, Naguib Mahfouz: his Life and Times (Cairo: American University Press, 2007). Another major publication is his study, Arab Representations of the Occident: East-West Encounters in Arabic Fiction (London: Routledge, 2006), which attempts to reverse Edward Said's perspective in his Orientalism and examine how Arab intellectuals viewed the west during the last two centuries. He also edits the only monograph series in English devoted to the study of modern Arabic Literature: the Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature, published by the Edinburgh University Press (EUP).</p><p>Professor El-Enany serves on the Board of Trustees of the International Prize for Arab Fiction as well as the Award Committee of The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, administered by the AUC Press in Cairo. ​</p><div>​<span style="line-height:20.8px;"><a href="/EN/People/Academic-Affairs/School-of-Social-Sciences-and-Humanities/Pages/Faculty/Rasheed-El-Enany.aspx">SEE FULL PROFILE​</a></span></div>Dean Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature
Miriam ShaathDean's Office Managermiriam.shaath@dohainstitute.edu.qa<p>​Miriam Shaath is the Dean's Office Manager at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.  She first joined the Doha Institute as an Assistant Researcher for the DI Project. </p><p>She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Leeds in Middle Eastern Studies and Politics, where she was also a President and committee member of the Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group, and an elected Student union representative. She holds an MSc in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, where she focused on resistance in the Middle East, particularly on Palestinian resistance during the first and second intifada.​</p><p>Prior to joining the DI, Miriam worked as a Research Assistant and Translator for the Islamic Bioethics Project at Georgetown University in Qatar.</p>Dean's Office Manager