Zeinab Ibrahim, Teaching Professor of Arabic studies, is a sociolinguist of Arabic and a Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) professor. She earned her Ph.D. from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. She holds an M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and another in Communication, both from the American University in Cairo. Her most recent book is
"Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic: Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco." In addition to three edited books, she published many articles investigating the Arabic language, linguistics and sociolinguistics. She was the
President of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA),
Executive Director of CASA (Center for Arabic Study Abroad) and other
administrative positions. She has organized several international
conferences and received several grants.
Ibrahim, Zeinab, Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, April 2009
Ibrahim, Zeinab and Sanaa Makhlouf (Editors). Arabic Teaching and Linguistics in an Age of Globalization. Cairo: AUC Press, 2008
Ibrahim, Zeinab, Sabiha Aydelott and Nagwa Kassabgy (Editors). Perspectives in Contrastive Studies. Cairo: AUC Press, spring 2004
Ibrahim, Zeinab, Sabiha Aydelott and Nagwa Kassabgy (Editors). Diversity in Language, Linguistics, and Teaching: Arabic and English. Cairo: AUC press, November 2000
Ibrahim, Zeinab, “Love –Fear Relationship: Arab Attitudes toward the Arabic Language.” In The Eminent Scholars Series: Interculturalism. Essays in honor of Professor Mohamed Enani., May, 2013 (339-360).
Ibrahim, Zeinab. “Egyptian Revolution 2011 Slogans: Intuitive Language Choices between Dominating and Non-Dominating Varieties of Arabic” in Rudolf Muhr (ed.) Non-dominating Varieties of Pluricentric Languages: Getting the Picture, In Memory of Professor Michael Clyne. Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2012 (401-414).
Ibrahim, Zeinab & Mohab Attia. “Egyptian Native Speakers’ Awareness on the Relatedness of Varieties: The Case of Arabic.” in Language and Knowledge in Middle Eastern Societies. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2010 (111-131).
Ibrahim, Zeinab. “Cases of Written Code-switching in Opposition Egyptian newspapers” in Bassiouney, Reem (Editor). Arabic of the Media. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
Ibrahim, Zeinab. "Language Teaching & Technology" in Ibrahim, Zeinab and Sanaa Makhlouf (Editors). Arabic Teaching and Linguistics in an Age of Globalization. Cairo: AUC Press, 2008(16-44).
Ibrahim, Zeinab. "Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic" in The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (EALL). Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2008 (13-21).