Shawkat M. Toorawa

Shawkat Toorawa is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at Cornell University. He writes and teaches about the Qur’an, classical and medieval Arabic belles-lettres, the Indian Ocean and modern poetry. He is a Director of the School of Abbasid Studies and an Executive Editor of the Library of Arabic Literature.He is author of Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture (2005).