Cory Jorgensen

Cory Jorgensen

Cory Jorgensen

Assistant Professor of Arabic


Office Phone: (202) 994-3916
801 22nd St NW Washington DC 20052

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.

  • Classical Arabic Literature
  • Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL)

ARAB 3105: Arabic Lit: Arabia to America

ARAB 3302: Media Arabic

ARAB 3001: Advanced Arabic

ARAB 1001/2: Beginning Arabic

ARAB 2001: Intermediate Arabic I

“Arabic Learner Attitudes toward Reading Translated Excerpts from Arabic Literature and Self-Reported Language Learning Motivation,” Al-‘Arabiyya 48 (2015): 85-98.

"Jarīr and al-Farazdaq's Naqāʾiḍ Performance," Journal of Arabic Literature 54 (2023): 73–95.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2012

M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2005

B.M., Utah State University, 2001