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Sarra Tlili


Associate Professor, Arabic Language and Literature
Undergraduate Minor Coordinator
PhD, Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Office Hours — Spring 2020

  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Or by appointment

Areas of Interest

Qur’an studies, Animals in Islam, Arabic literature and civilization; Sustainability.


Dr. Tlili is a scholar of Arab and Islamic studies. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Her primary research interests are stylistics of the Qur’an, animals in Islam and Arabic literature. Among the courses she has taught are The Qur’an as Literature and Sustainability in Arabic Texts.

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