Cory Jorgensen

Cory Jorgensen

Assistant Professor of Arabic
Address: Rome Hall
801 22nd St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-3916
Fax: 202-994-2156
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

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

Cory Jorgensen specializes in classical Arabic literature and Arabic pedagogy, and has published and presented papers on these topics. His current book, Reperforming Jarir and al-Farazdaq: Umayyad-Era Flytings in the Abbasid Dynasty, examines the Abbasid-era reception of earlier (Umayyad-era) flytings (lampoon) poets. 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.


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

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

B.M., Utah State University, 2001


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

Classes Taught

ARAB 3105: Arabic Lit: Arabia to America

ARAB 3302: Media Arabic

ARAB 3001: Advanced Arabic

ARAB 1001/2: Beginning Arabic