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Prof. Dr. Taoufik Ben Amor

Columbia University

Fellow in Research Area 3: "Future Perfect"

Taoufik Ben Amor is Gordon Gray Jr. Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies at Columbia University. His research interests focus on the intersection of language, music and subjectivities. He has published three textbooks, including Developing Writing Skills in Arabic (Routledge, 2012), a series of Arabic grammar lectures entitled Al-Manḥā published on YouTube (2015-17) and a number of papers including "Language Through Literature" and "Making Tradition: Standardization of the Tunisian Andalusian Mālūf Repertoire" as well as "I shall not speak your language." (PMLA October, 2022). He is currently working on a book entitled Beyond Orientalism: Arab Music and Modernity, to be published by Brill in 2025. He is also an active musician, music producer and the director of the Columbia Arab Music Ensemble.

Research Project at EXC "Temporal Communities": 

Listening to the Past