I have an M.A. degree in English literature with a focus on Medieval English. Being of Egyptian origins, I have a native competence in Arabic as well as English. My passion for literature can only be matched by my strong interest in old languages of which I am well familiar with two: Latin and Old English (Anglo-Saxon). I can also 'read' Modern French. My other fields of study include translation, linguistics, and politics. On occasion, I write opinion pieces mostly about the U.S. foreign policy for The Daily Mississippian (Oxford, MS). I have translated both as a freelance and under contracted stint with an Egyptian Satellite T.V. channel. My teaching experiences have been both in Egypt and the U.S. With IBM Egypt, I have trained new hires to use what we called "product knowledge" and corporate etiquette. Also, I have taught advanced business English. In the U.S. I taught Arabic as a second language. Now, still in the U.S., I teach English literature survey courses at a college level.