Research Interests: Social theory in the context of Islamist movements; teaching Arabic as a foreign language; and Arabic linguistics
Rami Abdoch graduated cum laude with honors research from Rhodes College in 2011 with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, also receiving the Frances and Edwina Hickman award in the department. He studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo and Qasid Institute in Amman as a Buckman scholar during the spring and summer of 2010. He continued studying Arabic his senior year, focusing on translating news articles from Arabic to English. His newfound interest in the region led him to complete his honors thesis “Essentializing Muslim Identity,” and a research presentation “Deconstructing Islamophobia,” both utilizing Weberian and Gadamerian theoretical concepts. Rami continued studying Arabic intensively from 2012 to 2013 in Beirut, engaging in classical Arabic poetry, rhetoric, literature, grammar, and morphology, among other subjects. He has also been teaching Arabic as a private tutor for the past two years.