Ibrahim N. Abusharif
Ibrahim Abusharif is Assistant Professor of Journalism in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. He received his M.S.J. from Medill in 1986.
Since then, he has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, writer, publisher, book editor and designer, translator, and university professor. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle for Higher Education, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Dallas Morning News, Religion Dispatches, The Millions, Beliefnet.com, and other print and online publications. He is also a published writer of short fiction.
His academic interests include narrative non-fiction (or literary journalism). He has presented his findings on the prospects of literary journalism in the Arab world at conferences convened by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, of which he is a member. He recently co-wrote (with David Abrahamson) a chapter for the scholarly book Global Literary Journalism: Exploring the Journalistic Imagination (Peter Lang Publishing).
He has been involved in several projects to translate from Arabic into English classical texts of Islamic civilization.
He also is interested in media and the Arab world and has conducted research on the usage and spread of terminologies with regard to the "Arab Spring."
Prior to studying journalism, he earned undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Physiology, and has worked at the University of Chicago Medical Center as a research assistant and a lab instructor in neuroanatomy.