Amaya Martin

Amaya Martin
Part-time Faculty for Arabic
Rome Hall
801 22nd St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Current Research

Amaya Martín’s research interests include linguistic analysis of cultural and literary texts, especially works by or about religious minorities.


Ph.D. Arabic, Georgetown University, 2009.

Licenciatura in Arabic Philology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2001.

B.Sc. Physics, University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. 1996.


“Islamic Expressions in a Christian text: crossing the linguistic barriers between religions. A case study of Lebanon in the interwar period.” Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations. Volume 21, No. 4, October 2010, 385-396.

“Reflecting His Time: Nineteenth-Century European Anti-Semitic Stereotypes in Jurji Zaydan’s 1903 Arabic Novel, The Conquest of al-Andalus,” Journal of Jewish Identities, Volume 6 (2), July 2013, 25-40

“Teaching World War I in the Middle East: Fictional Representations of the War and Its Consequences,” in Debra Rae Cohen, D.R. & Higbee, D. (Eds.). Options for Teaching Representations of the First World War, The Modern Language Association of America, 2017.

Martin, Amaya and Martin-Pereda, Jose A: "The French Revolution and the Beginning of Modern Communications," in Douthwaite, J.V., Sol, A., & Seth, C. (Eds.). Teaching Representations of the French Revolution, The Modern Language Association of America, 2019.

Classes Taught

ARAB 1001: Beginning Arabic I

ARAB 2001/2: Intermediate Arabic I/II

ARAB 3502:  Arab Film & Culture in English