Contact

Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to the administrative office in the U.S.

CENTER FOR ARABIC STUDY ABROAD (CASA)
School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies
University of Arizona
845 N Park Street, Suite 440
Tucson, AZ 85721

(520) 621-6045
CASA@email.arizona.edu

STAFF

Sarah Stoll
CASA Program & Alumni Coordinator
Phone: (520) 621-6045
CASA@email.arizona.edu

           DIRECTOR

Dr. Sonia Shiri
CASA Stateside Director
soniashiri@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Sonia Shiri is the Stateside Director of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad. Dr. Shiri is also Associate Professor, Middle East Language Programs Coordinator, Director/PI of Project GO and Project GO-Advanced, and Director of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Arizona.  Prior to joining the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS) at UA, Dr. Shiri coordinated the Arabic Program at the University of California, Berkeley, taught Arabic at Oxford University, and held a Research Fellowship at the Center for Women and Gender at Stanford University. She also acted as Senior Academic Director of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from 2009-2012 and as the Academic and Outreach Coordinator for the Berkeley Language Center from 2002-2005. Dr. Shiri received UC Berkeley’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors in 2007 and CALICO’s Access to Language Education Award in 2008. She holds a PhD and MSc from Edinburgh University (UK) and a BA from the University of Tunis (Tunisia).