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About Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

Abed el-Rahman Tayyara, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. He earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at New York University. His dissertation is entitled, "The Reflection of non-Islamic Cultures in Early Islamic Universal Histories." He earned his BA in History and Classical Studies, and M.A. in Roman History at Tel-Aviv University. He taught at New York University before coming to Cleveland State University where he is teaching Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. Dr. Tayyara's teaching and research interests include a wide range of areas, such as History of Islam and the Middle East, Islamic historiography, classical Arabic literature, the transmission of knowledge from Greek culture to the Islam, Semitic languages, and Byzantine history.


Present Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Cleveland State University
Present Coordinator, Arabic Studies, Director of Middle Eastern Studies, Cleveland State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • EDGE Faculty Grant, Institutional Diversity, Cleveland State University, Summer 2011
  • Tel-Aviv University, Department of History, Research Grant, Spring 2009
  • Barakat Foundation Doctorate Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program,Grant funded by the United States Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST, 1998- May 2001
  • ACTLF Certificate of OPI Tester

Contact Information

Office: RT 1606
Phone: 216-687-5138, 216-687-4646
Fax: 216-687-4650
Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1606, Cleveland, OH 44115


Articles (8)

Contributions to Books (1)

Book Reviews (3)