Carnegie Mellon University

Lama Nassif

Lama Nassif

Associate Teaching Professor of Arabic Studies


In 2022-2023, I was a Teaching and Learning Resources Fellow at Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) – Education Endowment Foundation in Amman, Jordan. I have previously taught Arabic, second language acquisition (SLA) and sociolinguistics at Williams College, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, The University of Texas at Austin and Middlebury College, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018-2019. 

My research interests include noticing and attention in second language (L2) development, sociolinguistic development in L2 Arabic acquisition and the interface between L2 research and pedagogy. My work appears in peer-reviewed, international journals. 

At CMU, I am looking forward to working with students and colleagues on CMU-Q and Pittsburgh campuses and learning from their expertise and experiences. I’m keen on advancing Arabic research and pedagogy, and look forward to working with colleagues toward this goal.

  • 82-313 Topics in Modern Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture
  • 82-414 Arabic for the Professions I

Department Member Since 2023