Raymond Farrin

Professor of Arabic Language and Literature

Raymond K. Farrin is a professor of Arabic in the Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages at the American University of Kuwait. He studied Arabic in Cairo for two years and received a Ph.D. in near Eastern studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. His publications include Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry (Syracuse University Press, 2011), Tharwa min al-badiya: al-shi‘r al-‘arabi al-qadim [Arabic translation of Abundance from the Desert] (Beirut: Dar al-Farabi, 2013), and Structure and Qur’anic Interpretation: A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam’s Holy Text (Ashland: White Cloud Press, 2014). From AY 2012-2017, he served as the chair of the Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages. He is a member of the International Quranic Studies Association and the American Oriental Society.