Dr Kinda AlSamara

Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture & CAIS Language Coordinator
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 612 58456

Areas of expertise

  • Middle Eastern And North African History 430318
  • Middle Eastern Literature 470521
  • Islamic Studies 500403
  • Cultural Studies Of Nation And Region 470206
  • Gender, Sexuality And Education 390406
  • Communication And Media Studies 4701

Research interests

  • Arabic Studies
  • Islamic Studies 
  • Arab intellectual and urban history
  • 19th century Arabic Literature 
  • 19th century Middle Eastern History with a particular focus on the Levant.
  • Gender and women’s Social History across the Arab World with a particular focus on the Levant.
  • Media of MENA


Kinda AlSamara is a Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture. She has a long and rich experience in teaching Arabic language at all levels across a broad range of academic and Australian government settings. She taught at The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland and Deakin University among others. Her research interests include Arabic literature, urban studies, education, media, gender and women’s social history across the Arab world with a particular focus on the Levant. Dr AlSamara has expertise in reading and interpreting traditional Arabic sources and manuscripts with high levels of insight. She welcomes Honours, Masters and Ph.D. students wanting to work on these research areas.

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Updated:  01 October 2023 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers