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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Room 220 FolH
9 Pleasant St SE
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Middle East Collaborative Website
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Summer Programs
Educational Background & Specialties
Ph.D.: Arabic (Literature & Linguistics), Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2014.
M.A.: Arab Studies, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2007.
M.A.: Arabic & Islamic Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2004.
B.A. : Arabic & Islamic Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2002.
B.A. : Germanic languages, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2000.
Pre-Islamic, Classical and Modern Arabic Poetry
Classical and Modern Arabic Literature
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Cultural Heritage of the Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Gulf Studies
The Politics of Arabic Poetry, annually in Spring
Classical and Modern Arabic Prose
Culture & Society of the Arabian Peninsula
Advanced Arabic I and II, Fall and Spring
Beginning Arabic I and II, Fall and Spring
Research & Professional Activities
American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Executive Board: January 2017 - Present
CARLA Executive Committee: 2016 - Present
PACE Project Advisory Board: 2015 - 2017
Committee on Second Language Education: 2014 - 2016
Vanpee, Katrien. "Allegiance Performed: Waṭaniyyah Poetry on the Stage of the Shāʿir al-Milyūn Competition."
Journal of Arabic Literature
50.2 (2019): 173-196.
Vanpee, Katrien, Dan Soneson. "Arabic Proficiency Improvement Through a Culture of Assessment."
Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education
Vanpee, Katrien. "Responding to “Making Change Happen”: Students as Partners for Change."
The Modern Language Journal
101.2 (2017): 427-430.
Vanpee, Katrien. "Hoda Barakat's Sayyidi wa-Habibi: The Authorized Abridged Edition for Students of Arabic ed. by Laila Familiar (review)."
50 (2017): 151-153.
Mark Van Mol, Katrien Vanpee and Amal Marogy.
La Mafarr: Leermethode Arabisch
. Peeters, 2007.
Provost's Professional Papers Award, Gettysburg College, Nov 2012
Research and Dissertation Fellowship, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, 2011 - 2012
Qatar Scholarship, Qatar University, 2005 - 2006
Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship, 2004 - 2005
Translation Grant Katholieke University Leuven, Schlaining, Austria, Summer 2000