Camelia Suleiman

Associate Professor

Office: B-360 Wells Hall
Phone: 517-884-4320

Ph.D., Linguistics, Georgetown University

Camelia Suleiman (Ph.D. Linguistics, Georgetown University), is an associate professor at the Linguistics and Languages department at Michigan State University. She has led the Arabic Program from 2012-2020. Her current research interests are in the Sociolinguistics of Arabic and its contact with Hebrew. Other research interests are on language, race and gender, language and the media and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Her publications include: The Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis. University of Edinburgh Press. May 2017, and Language and Identity in the Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Politics of Self-Perception in the Middle East. November, 2011. London: I.B. Tauris Press. Her articles appeared in ‘Journal of Psycholinguistic ResearchPragmaticsMiddle East Critique, The Middle East Journal of Culture and CommunicationMiddle East Studies Association Bulletin, and others. Her research also received several awards, press releases, and media coverage.

Prof. Camelia Suleiman recently published a sociolinguistic study of the use of Arabic in Israel.