Faculty and Staff

Hanan Kashou

Associate Teaching Professor and Arabic CoordinatorHanan Kashou

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Phone: 848-445-0275

Office: 15 Seminary Place Room 6174, College Avenue Campus

Office hours: Monday 2:30pm

Hanan Kashou is Associate Teaching Professor and Arabic Language Coordinator at the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). She received her PhD in Near Eastern Language and Cultures from the Ohio State University. She has many years of teaching experience in Arabic language, culture and literature. She has taught advanced, intermediate, and elementary course in the Arabic language, as well as advanced literature courses, and Arabic culture, and Literature courses in translation.

Her research interests include Modern Arabic literature and language, postcolonial, and feminist theory, and the cultural history of the Arabic novel.  During the course of her master’s studies her focus was also in language acquisition and pedagogy, workforce development, adult education, and training.

She has served on a number of committees and served as an advisor for several student groups including The Arabic Language Club at Rutgers. 


PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University

Masters of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Masters of Arts in School of Physical Activity and Educational Services  


Kashou, Hanan. "Munther Younes, Makda Weatherspoon and Maha Saliba Foster: ‘Arabiyyat Al-Naas (Part One): An elementary course in Arabic" International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2016.237 (2015): 183-186. Retrieved 9 Dec. 2016, from doi:10.1515/ijsl-2015-0041

Kashou, Hanan. "War and Exile In Contemporary Iraqi Women’s Novels." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2013. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 16 Sep 2014


“Middle Eastern Languages in Diasporic USA Communities” International Journal of Sociology of Language, 237, 2016” “Issues and Challenges in the Teaching of Arabic: Hanan Kashou (Rutgers).

AMESALL Courses Taught:

01:013: 442: Readings in Modern Arabic Literature 

01:013:325:  Women Writers of Middle East   (Crosslisted : 685:325 MES, Women’s Studies)

01:013:221   Introduction to Middle East Literature  (Crosslisted 01:685:221 MES)

01:013:340:  Advanced Arabic II

01:013:341:  Advanced Arabic I                                           

01:013:241:  Intermediate Arabic II

01:013:240:  Intermediate Arabic I

01:013:145   Accelerated Arabic I

01:013:141:  Elementary Arabic II

01:013:140   Elementary Arabic I