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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies
Senior Language Teaching Officer Emerita
Email address: 
+44 (0)1223
Fellow of: 
Clare College
Director of Studies at: 
Clare College

Rachael Harris did a BA in Arabic and Linguistics at Cambridge University. Her PhD, also at Cambridge was on truth-telling in Arabic conversation, based on fieldwork in an Egyptian village. She returned to teach Arabic in the Faculty in 1986 and then taught there until her retirement in 2021. Dr Harris is co-author of Breakthrough Arabic (also entitled Just Listen ’n’ Learn Arabic) with Nadira Auty and Clive Holes.

Teaching responsibilities: 

Dr Harris no longer teaches in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies