Assistant Professor of Arabic
Cory Jorgensen specializes in classical Arabic literature and Arabic pedagogy, and has published and presented papers on these topics. His current book, Throwing Down the Verbal Gauntlet: The Arabic Invective of Jarīr and al-Farazdaq, examines a pair of eighth-century Arab invective poets who catered their performances to their audience in order to elevate their own prestige, just as rappers do today. Professor Jorgensen has taught Latin, Greek and Arabic language courses, as well as Arabic literature courses. He has been teaching at The George Washington University since 2012.