Roger Allen Analyzes the Recent Arab Uprisings

Roger Allen is Professor of Arabic and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and PASEF President for 2011-2012.

His book "An Introduction to Arabic Literature," Cambridge University Press, 2000, now in its 4th printing, is the standard reference for the Arabic literary tradition.

During his four decades at Penn, Allen has studied modern Arabic fiction and worked to improve Arabic language education in American colleges and universities. He also traveled frequently to Cairo and has been involved in research at the University of Tunis and at universities in Morocco.