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Dr Avihai Shivtiel

[Dr Shivtiel]Avihai Shivtiel [M.A. (Jerusalem), Ph.D. (Cambridge)] teaches in the Department of Modern Arabic Studies, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds. He is a visiting senior research fellow with a responsibility for cataloguing the Arabic documents written in Arabic and Judeo-Arabic. He taught Arabic and Hebrew at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge and was the acting director of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit during the academic year 1996-1997.

His research interests and publications (over 60 published hitherto) include Semitic languages and literatures, with special reference to Arabic language, linguistics, didactics, translation and folklore. He regularly conducts seminars and reads papers in universities in Europe and the Middle East and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Semitic Studies.