The Reluctant Arabist
My name is Jona Fras, and I’m a PhD student at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. This blog is meant primarily as a way of publishing interesting stuff – notes, reflections, opinions, observations – cropping up from my academic work, both from my PhD on Jordanian radio stations and beyond. I try to avoid specialist vocabulary, or explain it if absolutely necessary.
Still “reluctant”… and not quite comfortable with claiming the mantle of authority on any particular topic. Let’s see if this will change with time.
I deposit most of my academic stuff – conference papers, articles and so forth – on SocArXiv here. You can also find me on Twitter and Academia and such.