Emily J Sumner

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Middle Eastern Studies, College of William and Mary, Willamsburg, VA , 2012.
  • M.A.: Asian Literatures, Cultures and Media , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2019.


  • Modern Arabic Language and Literature
  • Yemeni Literature and Culture
  • Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
  • Performance Theory
  • Sumner, Emily Joelle, Katrien Vanpee, (co-author); Adolfo Carrillo Cabello, Kate Paesani, and Dan Soneson (eds.) (2019). Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency Development in an Advanced Arabic Classroom. Developing Advanced Speaking Proficiency: Instructional and Curricular Models for Post-Secondary Language Programs,
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) - Arabic, Summer 2010
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship - Arabic , Summer 2018