2017 Graduate Spotlight: Francesco Sinatora

May 23, 2017

Francesco Sinatora received his PhD in Arabic and is an Assistant Professor of Arabic at George Washington University.

Francesco Sinatora received a PhD in Arabic and is an Assistant Professor of Arabic at George Washington University.

Francesco joined the Arabic PhD program in 2011. He wrote his dissertation on "Hybridity and Superdiversity on Syrian Dissidents’ Facebook Pages. An Online Ethnography of Language, Identity and Authenticity". His areas of study are Arabic sociolinguistics, Arabic poetry and applied linguistics. He holds a BA in interpreting and translation (Arabic, Italian, English, German) from the University of Trieste and an MA in Afro-Asiatic studies from the University of Pavia. He recently delivered the paper “Hybridity on Syrian Facebook Pages” at the 2015 Georgetown University Roundtable on Language and Linguistics (GURT) annual conference. In his free time he stays out of trouble swimming and playing the violin.